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TOWN OF ANDOVER, MASS, 

19C4 

ANNUAL REPORT OF 

TOWN OFFICERS, Including 
Report of j& j& j& j£? 
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts and Expenditures 




FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 



ENDING JANUARY 12, 1 904 



Andover, Mass. 

THE ANDOVER PRESS 

1904 



CONTENTS 



Abatement of Taxes, 59 

Almshouse, 78 

Farm Account, 79 

Personal Property at, 78 

Relief out of, 73 

Remaining in, 78 

Repairs on, 73 

Appropriations, 1903, 14 

Assessors' Report, 89 

Assets, 9 1 

Auditors' Certificate, 100 

Board of Public Works, Appendix 

Bonds, Redemption of, 63 

Cemetery Com., Report of, 84 

Chief Engineer's Report, 80 

Chief of Police, Report, 82 

Cities and Towns, 75 

Collector's Account, 90 



Commonwealth, 


76 


Cornell Fund, 


114 


County Tax, 


60 


Dump, Care of, 


53 


Dep't Recommendations, 


118 


Dog Tax, 


60 


Earnings. Town Horse?, 


47 


Fire Alarm, 


51 


Fire Department, 


51 


Hay Scales, 


56 


Highways and Bridges, 


35 


Highways, Loans, 


60 


Highway Surveyor, 


45 


Horses and Drivers, 


41 


Insurance, 


62 


Interest on Notes and Funds, 


61 


Liabilities, 


91 


Librarian's Report, 


111 


List of Jurors, 


100 


Lunatic Hospitals, 


76 


Macadam, 


38 


Memorial Day, 


55 


Memorial Hall Trustees' 




Report, 


106 



Military Aid, 


64 


Miscellaneous, 


65 


Notes given, 


62 


Notes paid, 


62 


Overseers of Poor, 


71 


Park Commission, 


53 


Park Commissioners' Report, 


87 



Park Loan, . 59 
P. H. Phillips Chapter 2 D. R. 60 
Phillips Academy, Taxes, 61 
Police, 49 
Printing and Stationery, 54 
Punchard Free School, Re- 
port of Trustees, 115 
Punchard High School, 31 
Schedule of Town Property, 68 
School-houses, 29 
Schools, 25 
School Books and Supplies, 32 
Selectmen's Account, 25 
Sidewalks, 40 
Sinking Funds, 59 
Small Pox Loan, 60 
Snow, Removal of, 42 
Soldier's Relief, 75 
Spring Grove Cemetery, 55 
State Aid, 63 
State Highway, 56 
State Tax, # 59 
Street Bounds, 104 
Street, Pine, 60 
Signs m 61 
Street Lighting, 54 
Town House, 50 
Loan, 59 
Town Meeting, 5 
Town Officers, 48 
Town Warrant, 121 
Treasurer's Account, 91 
Tree Warden, 56 
Report, 88 



TOWN OFFICERS, 1903 



B. FRANK SMITH, Term expires March, 1904 

SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, Secretary, " " 1904 

SAMUEL H. BAILEY, « " " " 1904 

Town Clerk and Tax Collector. 
ABRAHAM MARLAND. 

Town Treasurer. 
GEORGE A. PARKER. 

School Committee. 
JOHN ALDEN, Chairman, 
THOMAS DAVID, 
COLVER J. STONE, 
Mrs. LIZZIE A. WILSON, 
Mrs. ELLA S. MORRILL, 
WILLIAM A. TROW, 
CHARLES W. CLARK, 
CHARLES II. SHEARER, 
GEORGE T. EATON 

Superintendent of Schools. 
CORWIN F. PALMER. 

Board of Public Works. 

JOHN L. SMITH, Chairman, Term expires March, 1906 

JOHN W. BELL, " « " 1904 

LEWIS T. HARDY, " " " 1904 

FELIX G. HAYNES, " " " 1905 

JAMES C. SAWYER, " " « 1905 

Superintendent oj Public Works. 
JOHN E. SMITH. 

Engineers of Fire Department. 

LEWIS T. HARDY, Chief, GEORGE D. LAWSON, Clerk 
ALLEN SIMPSON. 



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Park Commissioners. 

JOHN N. COLE, Term expires March, 1904 

T. FRANK PRATT, k < " " 1906 

CHARLES L. CARTER, Chairman, " " " 1905 

Highway Surveyor. 
JOSEPH T. LOVEJOY, Term expires 1904 

Board of Health. 

CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M. D., Chairman, Term expires 1904 
J. A. LEITCH, M. D., " " 1906 

HOWELL F. WILSON, - " 1905 

Chief of Police. 
WILLIAM L. FRYE. Appointed. 

Constables. 

GEO. W. MEARS, WILLIAM L. FRYE, 

ELMER H. SHATTUCK. 

Trustees of Memorial Hall. 

E. KENDALL JENKINS, Term expires 1904 

GEORGE W. FOSTER, « « 1905 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL, " " 1906 

CHARLES C. CARPENTER, « « 1907 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, « « 1908 

FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, « « 1909 

JOSEPH A. SMART, * « 1910 

Trustees of Punchard Free School. — Terms expire 1904. 

GEORGE H. POOR, SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, 

HORACE H. TYER, MYRON E. GUTTERSON, 

GEORGE A. PARKER. 

Auditors. 

CHARLES B. JENKINS, GEORGE A. HIGGINS, 

NESBIT G. GLEASON. 



TOWN MEETING 



Annual Town Meeting, March 2, 1903 



WARRANT 



ESSEX, SS : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover. Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
Town of Andover qualified to vote in town affairs, to meet 
and assemble in the Town House, in said Andover, on Mon- 
day, the second day of March, 1903, at 7.30 a. m., to act 
upon the following articles : 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2nd. — To choose Town Clerk, Treasurer, Collector 
of Taxes, three members of the Board of Selectmen, Asses- 
sors and Overseers of the Poor for one year, one member of 
the Board of Health for three years, three members of the 
School Committee for three years, and one member for one 
year to fill out the unexpired term of Mr. John L. Brewster, 
resigned, one Trustee of Memorial Hall for seven years, one 
Trustee of Cornell Fund for three years, one Park Com- 
missioner for three years, one member of the Board of Public 
Works for three years, one Tree Warden for one year, three 
Auditors of Accounts, one or more Constables, Fence 
Viewers, Field Drivers, Surveyors of Lumber, Fire Wards, a 



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Pound Keeper, one or more Surveyors of Highways, if the 
town so votes, and any other officers the town may determine 
to choose. 

Article 3rd. — To take action on the following question : 
fc ' Shall license be granted for the sale of Intoxicating Liquors 
in this town ? " 

Article 4th. — To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for Schools, School-houses, School-books and 
supplies, Highways and Bridges, Macadamized Roads, Side- 
walks, Removing Snow, Horses and Drivers, Street Lighting, 
Town Officers, Public Works (Maintenance, Construction, 
and Sinking Funds), Sinking Fund for Memorial Hall 
Notes, Fire Department (Maintenance and Fire Alarm), 
Town House (Maintenance), Almshouse, Repairs on Alms- 
house, State Aid, Military Aid, Relief out of Almshouse, 
State Tax, County Tax, Abatement of Taxes, Interest on 
Bonds, Funds and Notes, Redemption of Water Bonds 
(Voted Oct. 21, 1889), Notes Payable (Park Loan, Town 
House Improvement, Small Pox, and Drainage of Main 
Street), Printing and Stationery, Miscellaneous, Memorial 
Day, Insurance, Spring Grove Cemetery, Hay Scales, Park 
Commission, Public Dump and other town charges and 
expenses. 

Article 5th. — To see if the town will vote to pay the 
transportation of pupils from Ballardvale to Punchard High 
School, the expense to come out of the appropriation for 
maintenance of Schools. 

Article 6th. — To see if the town will instruct the Board of 
Public Works to extend the Sewerage System from its 
present terminus on Summer Street to the residence of G. E. 
Morse, and levy assessments the same as under the present 
system. 

Article 7th. To see what action the town will take to 



establish the street bounds, and if necessary appropriate a 
sum of money therefor. 

Article 8th. — To see if the town will instruct the Highway 
Surveyor to use a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars 
from the appropriation for sidewalks to complete the side- 
walk from Peter D. Smith's to West Parish Church, on 
petition of Arthur T. Boutwell and others. 

Article 9th. — To see if the town will instruct the Highway 
Surveyor to raise the grade of Haverhill Street on both 
sides of the River Bridge, on petition of Thomas H. Bentley 
and others. 

Article 10th. — To see if the town will purchase a suitable 
site for the Bailey School-house, move said building, and 
appropriate a sum of money therefor. 

Article 11th. — To see if the town will appropriate a sum 
of money with which to make certain changes in the Pun- 
chard School Building. 

Article 12th. — To see if the Town will locate and maintain 
four street lights on Chestnut Street, on petition of David M. 
May and others. 

Article 13th. — To see if the Town will locate and maintain 
two or more street lights on Haverhill Street. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town will locate and maintain 
one street light at the west end of Gardner Avenue, on peti- 
tion of Mrs. James N. Smart. 

Article loth. — To see if the Town will reappropriate the 
unexpended amount of one hundred dollars for the further 
marking and designation of graves of Revolutionary Patriots, 
under the direction of Phoebe Foxcroft Phillips Chapter, 
D. R., on petition of the Chapter. 

Article 16th. — To see if the Town will reappropriate the 



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unexpended balance of one hundred dollars for the new 
street from Elm Street to Summer Street, being balance of 
amount due. 

Article 17th. — To hear and act upon the report of the 
committee on new barn at Town Farm. 

Article 18th. — To hear and act upon the report of the 
Selectmen in regard to names of streets. 

Article 19th. — To see if the Town will appropriate two 
thousand seven hundred and one 28-100 dollars, (12,701.28) 
to reimburse Trustees of Phillips Academy for the amount 
of their tax and street sprinkling for 1902. 

Article 20th. — To hear and act upon the report of the 
committee on Town House Improvement. 

Article 21st. — To see if the Town will instruct the Select- 
men to employ a competent Veterinary Surgeon as Cattle 
Inspector, on petition of George H. Pearson and others. 

Article 22nd. — To act upon the report of the Town 
Officers. 

Article 23d. — To see if the Town will concur with the 
Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners in the proposed 
change in the boundary line between the towns of Andover 
and Tewksbury as recommended by said Board, or to take 
any other action thereon. 

Article 24th. — To fix the pay of the firemen for the ensuing 
year. 

Article 25th. — To determine the method of collecting the 
taxes for the ensuing year. 

Article 26th. — To determine what disposition shall be 
made of unexpended appropriations. 



Article 27th. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to hire 
money for the use of the town in anticipation of taxes upon 
the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 28th. — To determine the amount of money to be 
raised by taxation the ensuing year. 

Article 29th. — To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant 
with your doings thereon, to the Selectmen at the time and 
place of meeting. 

Given under our hands at Andover, this fourteenth day of 
February, in the year one thousand nine hundred and three. 

B. FRANK SMITH, ) qj f , 

SAM'L H. BOUTWELL A *>™ ct ™ tn °J 
S. H. BAILEY, j Andovtr 



Andover, March 2, 1903. 

Essex, ss : 

Pursuant to the foregoing Warrant, I, the subscriber, one 
of the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified 
the inhabitants of said town to meet at the time and place, 
and for the purposes stated in said Warrant by posting a 
true and attested copy of the same on the Town House, on 
each school-house, and in not less than five other public places 
where bills and notices are usually posted, said Warrants 
have been posted two Sundays. 

WILLIAM L. FRYE, 

Constable of Andover. 



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At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of An- 
dover qualified to vote in town affairs, convened at the Town 
House in said Andover on the second day of March, 1903, at 
seven thirty o'clock in the forenoon, agreeably to the require- 
ments of the foregoing Warrant, and after reading part of the 
same by the Clerk it was 

Voted, To dispense with the further reading of the War- 
rant. 

Took up Article 1st. 

Chose George H. Poor Moderator, he receiving all the 
ballots cast (2). 

Voted, To chose three Constables. 

Voted, To take up Articles 2 and 3 and act upon them 
together. 

Appointed Nesbit G. Gleason, B. F. Smith, Jr., Michael J. 
Crowley, Samuel H. Bailey, B. Frank Smith, Samuel H. 
Boutwell, and Barnett Rogers tellers, and they were sworn 
by the Moderator. 

Voted, To close the polls at 2 o'clock p. m. 
The polls were opened at 7.35 o'clock a. m. 

The Standard Ballot Box failed to work properly and an 
open box was substituted in its place. 

The polls were closed at 2 o'clock p. m. 
Whole number of votes cast 853 

Necessary for a choice where there were two or more 

candidates for the same office, 427 

For Town Clerk, — 1 year : 

Abraham Marland had 561 

Edward E. Trefry had 290 



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For Town Treasurer, — 1 year: 
George A. Parker had 
George F. Cheever had 
Joseph A. Smart had 

For Tax Collector, — 1 year : 
Abraham Marland had 
Edward E. Trefry had 



840 

10 

1 

560 

289 



For Selectmen, Assessors, and Overseers^of Poor, — 1 year 

B. Frank Smith had 847 

Harry M. Eames had 4 

Samuel H. Bailey had 851 

Samuel H. Boutwell had 433 

Walter S. Donald had 417 

i- or Board of Health, — 3 years : 

Dr. John A. Leitch had 849 

Lewis A. Buxton had 1 

For School Committee, — 3 years : 

George T. Eaton had 853 

Charles H. Shearer had 851 

Charles W. Clark had 849 

George W. Mears had 2 

William L. Frye had 1 

Elmer H. Shattuck had 1 

For School Committee, — 1 year : 

William A. Trow had 853 

For Trustee of Memorial Hall, — 7 years : 

Joseph A. Smart had 853 

For Trustee of Cornell Fund, — 3 years : 

Frank E. Gleason had 851 

For Board of Public Works, — 3 years : 

John L. Smith had 849 

George A. Higgins had 2 

John H. Playdon had 1 



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For Park Commissioner, — 3 years : 

T. Frank Pratt had 853 

For Highway Surveyor, — 1 year : 

Joseph T. Lovejoy had 852 

For Tree Warden, — 1 year : 

J. H. Playdon had 853 

For Auditors op Accounts, — 1 year: 



Charles B. Jenkins had 


853 


George A. Higgins had 


852 


Nesbit G. Gleason had 


852 


George W. Mears had 


1 


For Constables, — 1 year : 




George W. Mears had 


852 


William L rrye had 


851 


Elmer H. Shattuck had 


847 


Chas. Mayer had 


3 


Nesbit G. Gleason had 


1 



All the foregoing officers elected were chosen by ballot, 
the check list being used. 

And the Moderator declared — 

Abraham Marian d elected Town Clerk for one year. 

George A. Parker elected Town Treasurer for one year. 

Abraham Marland elected Tax Collecter for one year. 

B. Frank Smith, Samuel II. Boutweli, Samuel H. Bailey, 
elected Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor 
for one year. 

Dr. John A. Leitch elected Board of Health for three 
years. 

George T. Eaton, Charles H. Shearer, Charles W. Clark 
elected School Committee for three years. 

William A Trow elected School Committee for one year. 



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Joseph A. Smart elected Trustee of Memorial Hall for 
seven years. 

Frank E. Gleason elected Trustee of Cornell Fund for 
three years. 

John L. Smith elected Board of Public Works for three 
years. 

T. Frank Pratt elected Park Commissioner for three years. 

Joseph T. Lovejoy elected Highway Surveyor for one year. 

J. H. Playdon elected Tree Warden for one year. 

Charles B. Jenkins, George A. Higgins, Nesbit G. Gleason 
elected Auditors of Accounts for one year. 

George W. Mears, William L. Frye, Elmer H. Shattuck 
elected Constables for one year. 

The result of the vote on the Liquor License question was 
declared by the Moderator to be as follows : 

« Yes," 143. "No," 463. Total, 606. 

Chose Fence Viewers : William H. Carter. George Buchan, 
Alexander Dear. 

Chose Field Drivers : Michael T. Welch, George L. 
Burnham. 

Voted, That George L. Burnham be Pound Keeper, and 
that the Town barn and barn yard be the Pound. 

Chose Surveyors of Lumber : Lewis T. Hardy, Frank 
E. Gleason, William H. Carter, Charles H. Marland, Herbert 
A. Moody, Albert B. Burtt, Edward S. Hardy, Albert A. 
Hardy, Henry Gray. 

Chose Fire Wards : Allen Simpson, George D. Ward. 

The Moderator appointed the following persons as Street 
Lighting Committee : John L. Smith, Barnett Rogers, Charles 
N. Marland, Colver J. Stone, J. William Stark. 



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The Moderator appointed the following persons as Finance 
Committee : Arthur Bliss, Walter S. Donald, Michael F. 
D'Arcy, Barnett Rogers, J. Newton Cole, for three years ; 
J. Warren Barnard, M. J. Curran, J. Warren Berry, Frank 
T. Carlton, Andrew McTernen, for two years ; Harry M- 
Barnes, John EL Flint, Patrick J. Scott, Bernard M. Allen, 
Alexander Lamont, for one year. 

The above Committee was appointed in accordance with 
the following vote : 

Voted, That a Finance Committee of fifteen be appointed 
by the Moderator, none of whom shall be office holders, five 
for three years, five for two years, five for one year, and that 
hereafter the Moderator shall appoint five at each annual 
meeting to serve three years, until the town otherwise vote. 

Voted, That town horses be under control of Board of 
Engineers of Fire Department. 

Voted, That office hours of Town Clerk be from 9 a. m. to 
12 M. and 3 p. m. to 5 p. m., and two evenings from 7 to 9 
p. m. (Sundays and legal holidays excepted.) 

Voted, That the Selectmen establish one regular day in 
each week with such office hours as shall accommodate the 
public need. 

Took up Article 4th. 

Voted, To appropriate the following stated sums of money : 

Schools, maintenance, 128,000 00 

School-houses, 2,000 00 

School Books and Supplies, 2,000 00 

Printing and Stationery, 1,500 00 

Miscellaneous, 2,200 00 

Repairs on Highways and Bridges, 3,000 00 

And the amount received from street sprinkling 

and from street railways and for the use of 

the town teams. 

Amount carried forward, $38700 00 



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Amount brought forward ', 


$38700 00 


Macadam, 


2,700 00 


To Establish Street Bounds, 


300 00 


Sidewalks, 


750 00 


Horses and Drivers, 


4,000 00 


Removing Snow, 


1,000 00 


Fire Department, 


3,800 00 


Relief out of Almshouse, 


5,000 00 


Almshouse, Running Expenses, 


5,000 00 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


600 00 


Tree Warden, 


500 00 


Public Dump, (to be expended under the direction 




of Village Improvement Society), 


50 00 


Hay Scales, 


50 00 


Public Works, 


7,520 00 


Interest, 


11,000 00 


Redemption of Water Bonds for $5,000, 


5,000 00 


Redemption of Water Bond for $1,000. (Balance 




$192 50), 


192 50 


Notes Payable : 




Park Loan, 


1,700 00 


Town House Improvement, 


1,700 00 


Drainage, Main Street, 


3,000 00 


Street Lighting, 


4,500 00 


Additional Street Lights (and unexpended balance 




of last year, $67.31), 


50 00 


Memorial Day, 


225 00 


Insurance, 


650 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery, and proceeds of sale 




of lots, 


300 00 


Sinking Funds : 




Water Bond, 


750 00 


Memorial Hall, 


100 00 


Police Department, salaries and incidentals, 


2,400 00 


Town House, Maintenance, 


2,500 00 


Amount carried forward, $104037 50 



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Amount brought forward, 8104,037 50 

Town House Improvement Balance, 853 00 

Park Commissioners, 500 00 

Abatement of Taxes, 500 00 

Bailey School Changes, 1,000 00 

Punchard School Changes, 1,800 00 

Small Pox Expenses, ' . 4,700 00 

Phillips Academy, Reinbursement of Taxes, 2,701 28 

State Aid, 1,600 00 

Military Aid, 250 00 

State Tax, 4.000 00 

County Tax, 6,000 00 

Phoebe F. Phillips Chapter, D. R., Marking 

Graves, 100 00 
Town Officers : 

Selectmen balance to March, 1903, $ 75 00 

Town Clerk and Tax Collector, 1 
year, to March, 1904, 



Clerk for Selectmen, 1 year, to 

March, 1904, 
Town Treasurer (and furnish his 

own bond), 1 year, to March, 

1904, 
Selectman, chairman, to March 1st, 

1904, 
Selectmen, two others, S600 each, 

1 year, to March, 1904, 
Highway Surveyor, 1 year, to March, 

1904. 
Three Auditors, 1 year, to March, 

1904, 
Tree Warden, 1 year, to March, 

1904, 
Milk Inspector, 1 year, to March, 

1904, 

Amounts carried forward, 



1,000 00 



200 00 



600 00 

700 00 
1,200 00 
1,000 00 

150 00 

50 00 

75 00 
15050 00 128041 78 



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Amounts brought forward, $5,050 00 128,041 78 

Registrars of Voters, 100 00 

Election Officers, 100 00 

Three Members of Board of Health, 

1 year, to March, 1901, 150 00 

Board of Public Works, incidentals, 

to March, 1904, 50 00 

School Committee, incidentals, to 

March, 1904, 50 00 

Total for Town Officers, 5,500 00 

New Street from Elm Street to Summer street, 

Balance, 100 00 

Sign Boards for Street Names, 300 00 

Amount abated for Street Lighting Contract, 67 31 

$134,009 09 



Took up Article 5th. 

Voted, That the School Committee transport pupils at 
Ballard Yale and wherever they can be taken by steam or 
electric cars, the expense to be paid from the appropriation 
for schools. 

Took up Article 6th. 
Voted, To indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 7th. 

Voted, That the Selectmen be instructed to ascertain and 
establish street bounds so far as $300.00 voted for the pur- 
pose will permit. 

Took up Article 8th. 
After discussion, was referred to the next annual meeting. 

Took up Article 9th. 

Voted, That matter be referred to the Selectmen to ex- 
amine and report to next annual meeting. 



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Took up Article 10th. 

Voted, That a suitable site be procured for the Bailey 
school-house and school-house moved, and that $1000.00 be 
appropriated for the same. 

fated, That the Selectmen be instructed to dispose of 
the Abbott school-bouse and land, the Bailey school lot, the 
Scotland school lot, the Holt school-house and lot, and give 
deeds of same in name and behalf of the lown. 

Took up Article 11th. 

Voted^ That the sum of $1800.00 be appropriated for nec- 
essary changes in Punchard School Building. 

Took up Article 12th, 18th, and 14th together. 

Voted, That the matter be referred to the Street Lighting 
Committee, with instructions to use $67.31, the unexpended 
appropriation of last year, (this amount being received by the 
town as a rebate), and an additional appropriation of $50.00, 
now voted, which is deemed sufficient to cover the expense 
of all these lights. 

Took up Article 15th. 

Voted, To inappropriate the unexpended amount of 
$100.00 for the further marking and designation of graves of 
Revolutionary patriots, under the direction of Phoebe Fox- 
croft Chapter, D. R. 

Took up Article 16th. 

Voted, To reappropriate the unexpended balance of 
$100.00 for the new street from Elm street to Summer 
street, being balance of amount due. 

Took up Article 17th. 

Voted, That the report of -the Committee on the New Barn 
at the Town farm be accepted, here following : 



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The Committee appointed at the last Annual Town Meet- 
ing, to consider the expediency of building a new barn at 
the Town farm, have attended to their duty, and beg leave to 
report as follows : 

The Committee is unanimous in their opinion that some- 
thing must be done soon to improve the condition of the old 
barn, if it is to serve the requirements of the farm. The 
building needs shingling and other quite extensive repairs 
and should be enlarged if the present amount of business is 
to be continued. It is not thought advisable to add to the 
old building, but whenever anything is done to build new. 

The estimated cost of a new barn, with cellar and modern 
conveniences, removing the old barn, and the necessary 
grading, would cost between five and six thousand dollars. 
Your committee, therefore, owing to the many extras to be 
met by taxation the present year, and not deeming it wise to 
unduly increase the tax rate, recommended that the whole 
matter be postponed to some future time. 

B. FRANK SMITH, 
SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, 
S. H. BAILEY, 
GEO. L. AVERILL, 
H. M. EAMES, 
GEORGE S. COLE. 
Andover, Feb. 21, 1903. Committee. 

Took up Article 18th. 

Voted, That the name of Missionary Lane be retained in 
place of Woodland Road. 

Voted, That the report as amended be accepted and 
adopted, except so far as it names private ways, and that the 
Selectmen strike from the list all ways that are found to be 
private ways. 

Voted, That the Selectmen be instructed to place sign 
boards at every street in town and $300.00 be appropriated 
therefor. 



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Took up Article 19th. 

Voted. To appropriate the sum of two thousand seven 
hundred and one and twenty-eight one hundredths dollars 
(82.701.28) to reimburse Trustees of Phillips Academy for 
the amount of their tax and street sprinkling for 19 - 

Took up Article 20th. 
Voted. To indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 21st. 
Voted. To indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 22nd. 

Voted. To accept the report of the Town Officers. 

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Took up Article 23rd. 

Voted. That the Town of Andover concurs with the Board 
of Harbor and Land Commissioners in the proposed change 
in the boundary line between the towns of Andover and 
Tewksbury. so that the same shall be as follows : Beginning 
at the corner of Andover. Tewksbury and "Wilmington, at a 
granite monument, marked A T W. standing in pasture 
about 500 feet southwesterly from the house of Wm. A. 
Frost, in latitude 42° 35' 53. 09". and longtiude 71° 
09' 55.35": thence north -19° 57' west, about 5.4SS feet to 
a granite monument, lettered A T. standing in open meadow 
about 1,000 feet north of the house of Wallace Burt : thence 
in the same direction to the middle of Shawsheen river : 
thence down the middle line of Shawsheen river about 
10.000 feet (^as the river runs) to a point south 56 c q<o' east 
and about 750 feet from a granite monument, lettered A T. 
standing in woodland 75 feet south of Vale street, in latitude 
42° 37' 03.81", and longitude 71° 10' 2S.22" : thence north 
56° 56' west about 26.679 feet, passing through said monu- 
ment 75 feet south of Tale street to a granite monument set 
flash with the ground on the south bank of Merrimac river. 



21 

in latitude 42° 39' 23.45", and longitude 71° 15' 19.01" ; 
thence in the same direction to the channel of Merrimac 
river at the corner of Andover, Dracut, and Tewksbury. 

Took up Article 24th. 

Voted, That the pay of the Firemen shall be the same as 
last year, fifty dollars ($50.00) per year. 

Took up Article 25th. 

Voted, That the taxes be collected in the same manner as 
last year. The Town Clerk and Tax Collector to receive a 
salary of $1000 per year. 

Took up Article 26th. 

Voted, That all unexpended appropriations be turned into 
the Treasury, except balance from electric lighting and the 
several amounts reappropriated in Article 15 and 16, and 
unexpended balance of appropriation for River Road in 1902. 

Took up Article 27th. 

Voted, To authorize the Town Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the town in anticipation of taxes, upon the ap- 
proval of the Selectmen. 

Took up Article 28th. 

Voted, That the sum of ninety-four thousand dollars 
($94,000.00) be raised by taxation the ensuing year. 

Took up Article 29th. 

Voted, To accept the list of Jurors prepared by the Select- 
men, after removing therefrom the following four names at 
their own request: Allen P. Abbott, Edwin Brown, Edward 
R. Foster, Willis B. Hodgkins. 

Abbott, Stephen E. Farmer 

Abbott, James J. Farmer 



22 



Abbott, Edward F. 
Anderson, James 
Averill, George L. 
Bailey, Prank E. 
Billington, Charles F. 
Bowman, Charles 
Bout well, Chester N. 
Boutwell, Samuel H. 
Brown, George A. 
Burnham, George L. 
Burns, William J. 
Caffrey, Owen F. 
Chase, Herbert F. 
Clemons, William S. 
Clinton, John H. 
Cole, Joseph F. 
Collins, Daniel A. 
Cropley, William W. 
Daley, James E. 
Daley, Patrick J. 
Dane, Louis A. 
Davey, John 
Dear, Alexander 
Dodge, George K. 
Doherty, William J. 
Donald, Walter S. 
Donovan, Patrick 
Downing, Emanuel 
Dwane, Patrick J. 
Eames, Harry M. 
Feeney, Michael J. 
Gledhill, William F., 
Gould, Henry E. 
Grosvenor, James 
Grout, Frank B. 
Hannon, Patrick J. 



Farmer 

Hackle maker 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Wool sorter 

Blacksmith 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Clerk 

Farmer 

Merchant 

Wool sorter 

Merchant 

R. R. employee 

Janitor 

Carpenter 

Rubber worker 

Farmer 

Rubber worker 

Merchant 

Printer 

Switchman 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Carpenter 

Manufacturer 

R. R. foreman 

Farmer 

Insurance agent 

Manufacturer 

Farmer 

Janitor 

Farmer 

Retired 

Retired 

Merchant 



k >:' 



Hardy, E. Gerry 
Hardy, Albert A. 
Haynes, Bancroft T. 
Hay ward, Henry g A. 
Hill, Ira B. 
Horan, Thomas J. 
Hurley, John F. 
Jackson, Arthur R.. 
Jenkins, Charles B. 
Kendall, Prank H. E. 
Knight, Isaac M. 
Livingston, William I. 
Livingston, Porter'E., 
Matthews, Clester E. 
May, James S. 
McDermitt, Charles 
Mears, Nathan E. 
Mooar, J. Warren 
Moody, A. Herbert 
Morse, John F. 
Neal, Horace S. 
Newcomb Joel E., 
Newton, Charles H., 
Newton, Fred 
Nice, John 
Nolan, James 
Pearson, Walter B. 
Phelps, Frank C. 
Pitman, John E. 
Piatt, Thomas W. 
Poor, Daniel H. 
Riley, John A. 
Saunders, Leonard G. 
Schneider, Louis H. 
Shaw, Benjamin 
Stack, John, jr. 



Farmer 

Farmer 

Grocer 

Farmer 

Driver 

Operative 

Carpenter 

Clerk 

Clerk 

Carpenter 

Horseman 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Wool Sorter 

Painter 

Flax dresser 

Overseer 

Painter 

Carpenter 

Farmer 

Wool Sorter 

Operative 

Farmer 

Operative 

Florist 

Carpenter 

Operative 

Farmer 

Carpenter 

Carpenter 

Wool sorter 

Wool sorter 

Clerk 

Moulder 

Operative 

Janitor 



24 



Stark, John S. 
Stiles, George W. 
Stott, Thomas E. 
S wanton, Fred A. 
Tlioraes, Samuel 
Tough, Alvin E. 
Tuck, M. Warren 
Waldo, Joseph W. 
Ward, George D. 
Welch, Michael T. 
White, Charles L. 



Provision dealer 

Carpenter 

Wool sorter 

Milk Dealer 

Carpenter 

Clerk 

Carpenter 

Carpenter 

Farmer 

Mason 

Mill superintendent 

B. FRANK SMITH, 
SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, 
SAMUEL H. BAILEY. 

Selectmen of Andover. 

Voted, That the Selectmen be instructed to allow the Com- 
mittee Room of the School Board, to be used at the stated 
meetings of the Indian Ridge Association, of the board of 
management of the Old People's Home, and of the directors 
of the Village Improvement Society, provided such use does 
not conflict with the meetings of the School Board. 

Voted, That it is the sentiment of the Town of Andover, 
that they do not wish and do not approve of the construction 
of the boulevard between Lowell and Lawrence. 

Voted, That the meeting be dissolved, and the meeting was 
dissolved at 4.30 p. m. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the Warrant and of the 
Officer's return thereon, also a true record of the doings of 
the meeting. 

Attest : 

ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Town Clerk. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT 



SCHOOLS 


Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$28000 00 


Special Appropriation for Superintendent, 


1903, 


50 00 




$28050 00 


Corwin F. Palmer, Superintendent, 


$1800 00 


S. Hale Baker, teaching, 


453 95 


M. Josephine Hodgdon, teaching, 


407 82 


Adelaide F. Perkins, teaching, 


420 00 


Francis Eleanor Brooks, teaching, 


709 50 


Anna E. Chase, teaching, 


727 00 


Louise Morrison, teaching, 


518 44 


Florence Ash, teaching, 


482 81 


Grace Hill, teaching, 


487 50 


Carolyn A. Dean, teaching, 


' 487 50 


Marcia Richards, teaching, 


394 84 


Annie M. Downes, teaching, 


594 38 


Harriet W, Carter, teaching, 


463 13 


Mary E. Milligan, teaching, 


487 50 


Jennie S. Abbott, teaching, 


487 50 


Allele H. Duval, teaching, 


481 88 


Marion Paine, teaching, 


487 50 


Evelyn P. Reed, teaching, 


463 60 


Mary E. Scott, teaching, 


438 75 


Margaret C. Donovan, teaching, 


372 H6 


Mabel G. Carley, teaching, 


450 40 


Jean A. Birnie, teaching, 


487 50 


Amount carried forward, 


$12304 16 



26 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $28050 00 

Amount brought forward, $12304 16 

Ethel R. Coleman, teaching, 378 00 

Alice S. Coutts, teaching, t 432 00 

Florance M. Prevost, teaching, 472 50 

J. Gertrude Jackson, teaching, 243 75 

Clara A. Putnam, teaching, 633 75 

Jessie B. F. Greene, teaching, 481 88 

Cecilia A. Kydd, teaching, 448 13 

Ruby S. Copeland, teaching, 485 63 

Florence I. Abbott, teaching, 300 00 

Helen W. Battles, teaching, 570 00 

Grace E. Feeney, teaching, 413 04 

Emily F. Carlton, teaching, 487 50 

Jessie E. Barber, teaching, 110 00 

Mabel S. Robinson, teaching, 4»7 50 

Eva A. Hardy, teaching, 220 00 

Louise V. Bowker, teaching, 270 00 

Amy M. Pleadwell, teaching, 350 00 

Elizabeth E. Hoar, teaching, 488 75 

Agnes O. Brigham, teaching, 180 00 

Ethel R. Clark, teaching, 6b 00 

E. Maude Randall, teaching, 120 32 

Bessie P. Goldsmith, teaching, 390 00 

Caroline J. Burtt, teaching, 260 00 

A. W. Pierce, teaching, 318 75 

Blanche S. Jacobs, teaching, 281 25 

Susan L. Austin, teaching, 300 00 

Lillian S. Adams, teaching, 178 13 

Helena M. Lindsay, teaching, 142 50 

Ethel Worcester, teaching, 142 50 

Maude P. Harmon, teaching, 142 50 

J. W. Andrews, teaching, 245 72 

Edna P. Carret, teaching, 112 50 

Elizabeth Collins, teaching, 32 49 

Amount carried forward, 122288 25 



27 



Appropriation. March 2d, 1903, 

Amount brought forward, 
Clara P. Newton, teaching, 
Mrs. Herbert Goff, teaching, 
Mrs. Fred B. Goff, teaching, 
Mary H. Gardner, teaching, 
Katherine Barnett, teaching, 
Ella S. Morrill, teaching, 
Susan M. Blake, teaching, 
Clarence E. Kelley, teaching, 
Emma M. Ramsay, teaching, 
Alexander Dick, janitor, 
William Angus, janitor, 
Orrell Ashton, janitor, 
L. W. Bod well, janitor, 
Edward F. Abbott, janitor, 
David Gordon, janitor, 
James McGovern, janitor, 
Arthur Maddox, janitor, 
Joseph Bourdelais, janitor, 
L. M. Pierce, janitor, 
Alfred Dwight, janitor, 
William Angus, Jr., janitor, 
Jessie Melanson, janitor, 
Frank E. Gleason, coal, 
Peter Shevlin, wood, 
James J. Abbott, wood, 
James E. McGovern, wood and coal, 
Clarence J. Way, wood, 
John Maddox, wood, 
Greene & Woodlin, wood, 
James S. Flint, wood, 
B. W. Burtt, wood, 
William Leary, preparing wood, 
Herbert Clark, preparing wood, 

Amount carried forward, 





$28050 00 


$22288 25 


33 


75 


43 75 


14 75 


4 50 


5 


63 


10 


00 


3 


00 


5 


50 


1 


78 


660 


00 


265 00 


260 


00 


330 


0.0 


84 


00 


100 


OS 


72 


00 


48 


00 


72 00 


10 00 


3 


00 


3 


10 


48 00 


2515 


14 


35 


00 


44 


00 


32 


00 


46 


00 


8 


50 


8 


50 


29 


00 


6 00 


2 


00 


8 


12 


127100 


27 



28 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


128050 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$27100 27 




William Angus, preparing wood, 


2 50 




Henry Cunningham, preparing wood, 


3 00 




Charles Weston, preparing wood, 


1 50 




Randall A. Hurley, preparing wood, 


1 75 




Mrs. C. H. Brownell, transporting 






children, 


350 00 




Lawrence & Reading Street Railway 






Co., fares, 


75 00 




Boston & Northern Street Railway 






Co., fares, 


42 00 




Boston & Maine R. R., tickets, 


227 40 




William H. Higgins, teams, 


119 00 




Andover Electric Co., fixtures, 


10 49 




Alexander Dick, truant officer, 


50 00 




William L. Frye, officer, 


8 00 




Corwin F? Palmer, travelling and 






other expenses, 


61 58 




Corwin F. Palmer, enumerating 






children, 


40 00 




James Saunders, labor, 


2 25 




Edward F. Abbott, labor, 


4 00 




Total expenditure, 


$28,098 74 


Overdrawn, 


$ 


48 74 



Bailey School 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 
Transferred to Horses and Drivers' 
Account, 

Balance unexpended, 



$1000 00 



$774 05 



$ 774 05 
225 95 

$1000 00 



29 
SCHOOL-HOUSES 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 12000 00 

Allen Totman & Co., cloth, 

Wadsworth, Howland & Co., tables, 

T. A. .Holt & Co., supplies, 

Brings & Allen, supplies, 

Chandler Adjustable Chairs & Desk Co., 

furniture, 
Andover Electric Co., lighting, 
D. Donovan & Son, repairs, 
Board of Public works, service pipe, 
Wm. H. Welch & Co., plumbing, 
William W. White, repairs, 
Allen Thompson, Whiting Co., supplies, 
Ovid Chapman, rent, 
John S. Dearborn, glass and labor, 
L. W. Bodwell, repairs, 
Hardy and Cole, repairs, 
Atkinson & Mentsen, 
Henry McLawlin, supplies, 
J. Otis McFadden, repairs, 
A. Kaiser, supplies, 
Ira Buxton, supplies, 
J. E. Whiting, clocks, 
Paine Furniture Co., rugs, 
Erwin C. Tike, plumbing, 
Charles L. Carter, rent, 
A. W. Caldwell, repairs, 
George A. Higgins & Co., thermometers, 
George Saunders, plumbing, 
John Connolly, labor, 
Lawrence Gas Co., gas, 

Amount carried forward, $1792 42 



$ 7 50 


56 


00 


11 


22 


15 25 


665 35 


33 48 


5 00 


26 45 


76 


60 


81 


88 


57 


75 


135 


00 


10 


70 


9 


12 


66 


71 




50 


106 24 


12 


00 


46 


27 


14 85 


21 


30 


19 30 


28 42 


111 


12 


34 


52 


1 


50 


174 


23 


53 00 


11 


16 



30 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 

Amount brought forward , 
William Angus, labor, 
Turtle's Express, carting, 
Lewis M. Pierce, repairs, 
David Walker, grading, 
A. P. Richardson, clay, 
Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 
Continental Brush Co., brushes, 
W. H. Sylvester, tuning piano, 
Eva A. Hardy, tuning piano, 
Orrell Ashton, repairs, 
Lord & Co., tuning pianos, 
N. Jaquith, jr., flag pole, 
Anderson & Bowman, iron work, 
James J. Abbott, manure and loam, 
American Express Co., carting, 
John Colbath, labor, 
Masury, Young & Co., stock, 
C. F. Winchester, supplies, 
Edward E. Babb & Co., supplies, 
H. E Barnjum, oil, 
Alexander Dick, supplies, 
J. L. Hammetr, & Co., slated cloth, 
Smith & Manning, supplies, 
Lowell Polish Co., floor polish, 
David Gordon, cement and labor, 
James E. McGovern, wood and repair 
Buchan & Francis, shade, 
Robey, French & Co., supplies, 
Frank E. Dodge, masonry, 
Herbert Clark, posts and labor, 
Edward F. Abbott, repairs, 
Total expenditure, 
Balance unexpended, 



$2000 00 


$1792 42 


3 35 


32 83 


65 


13 00 


24 00 


4 05 


37 56 


2 50 


2 00 


2 23 


9 50 


5 00 


1 70 


:i 50 


55 


2 00 


24 00 


3 13 


3 20 


2 75 


2 74 


75 


4 72 


1 50 


1 75 


7 25 


75 


3 72 


3 09 


2 22 


1 50 



t 1999 91 

09 

$-000 00 



31 

Punchard School 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $ 1800 00 

Hardy & Cole, stock and labor, 

Perley F. Gilbert, professional services, 

Andover Electric Co., fixtures, 

J. Otis McFadden Co.,* Venetian blinds, 

J. L Hammett Co., blackboards, 

A. W. Caldwell, painting, 

George Saunders, heating, 

L. W. Bodwell, labor, 

Total expenditure, 



1402 


04 






50 


00 






110 


37 






15 


00 






37 45 






126 


68 






37 


96 






20 


50 


#1800 








00 



32 



BOOKS AND SUPPLIES 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


< 


George A. Higgins, 


' $ 322 38 


Edward Babb & Co., 


223 66 


Reid & Hughes, 


30 


Carter Rice & Co., 


10 96 


Silver Burdett & Co., 


49 38 


J. L. Hammett & Co., 


152 81 


Burgquist and Wheeler, 


8 50 


American Express Co., 


12 10 


Ginn & Company, 


82 79 


Evelvn P. Reed, 


9 82 


D. C. Heath & Co., 


83 49 


American Book Company, 


59 68 


C. H. Koebler & Co., 


8 80 


Maynard Merritt & Co., 


14 35 


Globe Merwicke Co., 


15 21 


Longsman Greene & 0o., 


5 73 


Tuttles Express, 


32 88 


Masten Wells Fireworks M'f g Co., 


3 00 


Fred Theise, 


6 40 


Andover Press, 


100 00 


Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 


8 44 


Adams, Cushing & Foster, 


145 68 


A. T. Thompson & Co., 


141 54 


Oliver Ditson Company, 


22 66 


Lee & Sbepard, 


1 12 


Rand McNally & Co., 


26 28 


T. J. Farmer, 


2 89 


Smith & Manning, 


8 66 


Thorp & Martin Co., 


5 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$1564 51 



2000 00 



33 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$2000 


Amount brought forward. 


$1564 51 


Gregg Publishing Co., 


10 97 


T. A. Holt & Co., 


31 94 


Wardworth, Howland & Co., 


19 70 


Allyn & Bacon, 


2 67 


Anderson & Bowman, 


70 


Benjamin H. Sanborn & Co., 


18 84 


Sibley & Co., 


1 75 


Corwin F. Palmer, 


24 71 


L. E. Knott Apparatus Co., 


2 47 


Milton Bradley Co., 


44 98 


C. C. Berchard Co., 


29 


Bunkio Matsuki, 


10 00 


William G. Brown, 


3 32 


Dennison M'fg Co., 


4 00 


W. J. Little, 


12 70 


Yalpey Brothers, 


1 17 


New England Telephone & Telegraph 


Co., 31 68 


Dewolfe Fiske & Co., 


3 50 


Horace Partridge, 


2 00 


J. R. Spaulding & Co., 


90 


John H. Thurston, 


80 


F. P. Higgins, 


2 62 


G. C. Cannon, 


6 75 


Boston Bank Note Co., 


52 00 


Erwin C. Pike, 


7 70 


C. H. Shattuck, 


1 35 


Byron Truell Co., 


3 05 


Albert W. Lowe, 


1 00 


Bessie P. Goldsmith, 


5 54 


F.J. Barnard & Co., 


4b 34 


Amy M. Pleadwell, 


1 85 


Harvard Co operative society, 


2 55 


Remington Typewriter Co. 


5 10 


Amount carried forward, 


$1929 45 



34 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 




$2000 00 


Amount brought forward. 


$1929 45 


Cupples & Schoenhof, 


6 


75 


Harbor & Land Commission, 




47 


Catherine F. Johnson, 


8 


00 


Smith Premier Typewriter Co., 


14 75 


Charles C. Hutchinson, 


1 


33 


Arthur Bliss, 


1 


20 


Eastern Commission & Importing Co. 


2 


00 


U. S. Weather Bureau, 




15 


H. H. Carter Co., 


1 


68 


E. C Clapp, 


5 


60 


Lothrop Publishing Co., 


3 


12 


Perry Picture Co., 




50 


Atkinson & Mentsen, 


14 


41 


John Carter & Co., 


10 


08 


Total expenditure, 




$1999 49 


Balance unexpended, 


■ 


51 




$2000 00 



35 
HIGHWAYS AMD BRIDGES 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $3000 00 

Street Railroad Excise Tax, 1294 62 

Street Railroad Franchise Tax, 1433 88 

Street Watering, 1160 56 

$6889 06 
Barbour & Stockwell Co., frame and grate, $10 50 
George A. Higgins & Co., supplies, 85 

John B. Jenkins, labor, 3 50 

James Napier, 2 90 

Locke & Jones, stones, 111 00 

William H. Welch & Co., stock and labor, 95 87 
Loring N Farnum, 
Michael O'^hea, labor, 
Walter French, labor, 
F. R. Abbott, gravel, 
John Hajrgerty, gravel, 
Good Roads Machinery Co., machinery, 
Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 
Morrison & O'Connell, ironwork, 
Anderson & Bowman, ironwork, 
Henry McLawlin, supplies, 
Hardy & Cole, stock and labor, 
Ira Buxton, supplies, 
M. O'Mahoney, cement, 
Harold L. Bond & Co., shovels, 
American Express Co., carting, 
William H. Tucker, labor, 
Andover Sewer Department, cement and 

stone, 
Mechanics Iron Foundry Co., grates, 

Amount- carried forward, $1336 09 



10 


21 


10 50 




75 


27 


61 


82 


50 


, 201 


20 


3 


01 


40 


23 


14 


90 


42 


12 


513 


77 


3 


10 


12 


00 


18 00 




60 


95 


42 


LU 

15 


65 


19 


90 



36 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $6889 06 

Amount brought forward, 
Smith & Manning, supplies, 
S. T. Wood, 

Frank E. Gleason, wood and coal, 
Erwin C. Pike, supplies, 
Treat Hardware & Supply Co., supplies, 
Board of Public Works, giving grade, 
John H. Leonard, iron work, 
John Maddox, wood, 
Miss Ada Buchan, gravel, 
Frank C. Phelps, stone, 
E. J. Arundel, iron work, 
A. McDonald, stone dray, 
James J. Abbott, stone, 
John McCarthy, 

S. Byron Bodwell, raising bridge, 
Henry A. Hayward, 
Knowlton Packing Co., supplies, 
Perrin Seamens & Co., bass brooms, 
T. A. Holt & Co., supplies, 
Telegram Publishing Co., 
J. Warren Mooar, gravel, 
John Schofield, labor, 
Charles P. Rea, gravel, 
Moses T. Stevens & Sons, 
Concord Foundry, grate, 
George Saunders, pipe and labor, 
J. Twombly, building catch basin, 
Tuttle's Express, carting, 
Stephen A. Lovejoy, labor, 
Harry P. Abbott, labor, 
Fred Davis, labor, 
James M. Putnam, labor, 
Samuel Levis, labor, 

Amount carried forward , $3606 48 



$1336 09 


86 


17 10 


103 51 


3 16 


j, 10 05 


8 93 


4 60 


48 00 


27 50 


5 10 


2 10 


6 50 


1 50 


265 50 


77 00 


2 85 


1 64 


6 50 


1 04 


50 


30 00 


2 00 


2 40 


93 


3 60 


203 69 


34 30 


1 65 


202 66 


210 00 


398 22 


411 50 


175 50 



87 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$6889 06 


Amount brought forward , 


13606 48 


Timothy Madden, labor, 


1T5 10 


John Madden, labor, 


144 76 


Timothy C. Sullivan, labor, 


149 14 


John Leary, labor, 


186 18 


William Leary, labor, 


176 65 


Frank McCuskar, labor, 


144 85 


James Dugan, labor, 


183 94 


William Baker, labor, 


168 20 


Cornelius Sullivan, labor, 


143 90 


Patrick Conway, labor, 


177 08 


Elwyn Teagtie, labor, 


144 66 


William Caffrey, labor, 


163 33 


Joseph Oldroyd, labor, 


146 61 


Hugh Malcomb, labor, 


77 20 


William Davis, labor, 


128 81 


Hiram Carter, labor, 


144 50 


Jerry Golden, labor, 


44 24 


Nathan R. Bailey, labor, 


70 00 


Albert A. Hardy, labor, 


83 08 


David Webb, labor, 


48 75 


Joseph Bourdelais, labor, • 


163 56 


Thomas James, labor, 


37 78 


Henry Povo, labor, 


39 


Daniel Fitzpatrick, labor, 


44 75 


Sivert Peterson, labor, 


26 16 


Jerry Driscoll, labor, 


15 16 


John Griffin, labor, 


80 70 


John McKenna, labor, 


30 34 


Freeman Abbott, gravel, 


94 00 


Lewis Belisle, stone and labor, 


20 25 


James W. Hunt, labor, 


49 


Frank Smith, jr., labor, 


1 00 


A. P. Richardson, labor, 


20 25 


Amount carried forward, 


$6842 29 



38 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 

Amount brought forward, 
Patrick McDonald, labor, 
Patrick Hartnett, labor, 
Thomas Doyle, labor, 
William H agger ty, labor, 
Patrick Murphy, labor, 

Total expenditure, 

Overdrawn, 

Macadam 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 

Refunded by Street Railway Co., 
Transferred from snow account, 



Loring N. Farnum, macadam, 

Boston & Maine R R., freight, 

Henry McLawlin, supplies, 

Treat Hardware & Supply Co., supplies 

Good Roads Machinery Co., supplies, 

A. McDonald, labor, 

Hardy & Cole, stock and labor, 

Erwin G. Pike, supplies, 

Barbour, Stock well & Co., frames and 

grate, 
Ira Buxton, sundries, 
Paterson Lubricating Co., oil, 
Smith & Manning, supplies, 
Stephen A. Lovejoy, labor, 
Harry P. Abbott, labor, 
Fred Davis, labor, 
James M. Putnam, labor, 
Hiram Carter, labor, 
Joseph Bourdelais, labor, 

Amount carried forward^ 



w 


889 06 


$6842 29 


• 


10 50 




7 00 




26 26 




9 00 




97 


' 



$6896 02 
6~96 







12700 00 






1087 42 






439 44 




$4226 86 


$2815 00 




20 


63 




10 


52 




3 7 


00 




27 


40 




1 


65 




15 


65 
52 




md 






21 


00 




1 


30 




2 


50 




1 


78 




47 


11 




62 


50 




42 


00 




95 


00 




91 


00 




5 


00 




$3267 


56 





39 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$4226 


86 


Amount brought forward, 


13267 56 




John Leary, labor, 


36 75 




William Leary, labor, 


36 75 




James Dugan, labor, 


36 75 




William Baker, labor, 


41 80 




William Davis, labor, 


40 06 




Cornelius Sullivan, labor, 


8 56 




Timothy Madden, labor, 


33 45 




John Madden, labor, 


45 bb 




Timothy C. Sullivan, labor, 


35 97 




Samuel Levis, labor, 


36 95 




Frank McCusker, labor, 


3 50 




John Marooney, labor, 


13 32 




John Griffin, labor, 


35 00 




John E. Collins, labor, 


1 00 




John McHenna, labor, 


33 00 




James Sullivan, labor, 


30 00 




Patrick Griffin, labor, 


15 36 




James Menchene, labor, 


8 75 




William Ronan, labor, 


13 33 




James Pasho, labor, 


6 22 




George W. Blood, labor, 


45 00 




Patrick Hannon, labor, 


41 50 




John Collins, labor, 


34 50 




John E. Collins, labor, 


26 50 




A P. Richardson, labor, 


44 50 




Daniel Abbott, labor. 


7 00 




Jesse H. Clark, labor, 


48 33 




Charles O'Hara, labor, 


45 33 




John Connelly, labor, 


19 33 




Charles P. Rea, labor, 


6 00 




John Driscoll, labor, 


12 25 




Frank Valentine, laSor, 


12 25 




Si vert Peterson, labor, 


22 94 




Amount carried forward, 


$4145 06 





40 



Appropriation, March 2, 1903, 
Amount brought forward, 


14145 


$4226 86 
06 


Daniel Collins, labor, 


11 


67 


Thomas Harrington, labor, 


10 


50 


Hugh Malcomb, labor, 


22 


94 


William Caffrey, labor, 


31 


69 


John J. Collins, labor, 


5 


00 


Total expenditure, 




$ 4226 86 


Sidewalks 




Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 




$ 750 -00 


Re-imbursed by abuttors, 




230 53 




$980 53 


Smith & Bingham, concreting, 


$506 06 


John D. Newell, 


84 


36 


Henry A. Hayward, 


3 


00 


Stephen A. Lovejoy, labor, 


12 


00 


Harry P. Abbott, 


15 00 


Fred Davis, labor, 


10 


50 


James M. Putnam, labor, 


27 


00 


John Leary, labor, 


10 


31 


William Leary, labor, 


10 


31 


James Dugan, labor, 


10 


31 


William Baker, labor, 


10 


31 


William Davis, labor, 


5 


25 


Cornelius Sullivan, labor, 


10 


31 


Timothy Madden, labor, 


10 


31 


John Madden, labor, 


11 


78 


Timothy C. Sullivan, labor, 


5 


25 


Samuel Levis, labor, 


10 


31 


Frank McCusker, labor, 


10 


31 


Patrick Conway, labor, 


14 


97 


Elwyn Teague, labor, 


13 


22 


William Caffrey, labor, 


9 72 


Amount carried forward, 


1800 59 



41 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 

Amount brought forward, $800 59 
Joseph Oldroyd, labor, 13 22 
Hiram Carter, labor, 9 00 
Jerry Golden, 14 19 


$980 53 


Total expenditure, 
Balance unexpended, 


$837 00 
$143 53 


Horses and Drivers 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 

Transferred from Bailey school appropriation, 


$4000 00 
774 05 



$4774 05 



Andover Town Farm, hay, $U06 54 

Morrison & O'Connell, wood and irpn 

work, 
G. L. Stone, harness work, 
Sanborn & Robinson, supplies, 
Frank E. Gleason, hay and straw, 

E. M. & W. A. Allen, drugs, 
T. A. Holt & Co., grain, 
Andover Electric Co., light, 
J. H. Richardson, hay, 
Greene & Woodlin, grain, 
G. F. Winchester, veterinary services, 
Frank M. Smith, care of horses, 

F. E. Morse, care of horses, 
John Haggerty, care of horses, 
W. F. Rea, care of horses, 
Smith & Manning, grain, 
Agustus A. Upton, hay, 
A. McDonald, wood work, 
Lynn Oil Co., oil, 
"Harlan Symonds, hay, 

Amount carried forward, 



101 


50 


9 


60 


4 


80 


221 


09 


2 


85 


284 £5 


12 00 


58 


00 


55 


70 


13 


75 


770 


00 


575 


00 


600 00 


' 492 


32 


269 


25 


84 55 


40 70 


4 


00 


37 


20 


$3843 50 



42 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$4774 05 


Amoimt brought forward, 


$3848 50 


Ira Buxton, supplies, 


1 05 


Henry McLawlin, supplies, 


30 84 


William Nokes, horses, 


350 00 


Anderson & Bowman, iron work, 


110 81 


Albert W. Lowe, drugs, „ 


1 75 


Erwin C. Pike, supplies, 


3 50 


Frank E. Dodge, masonry, 


12 78 


N. H. Shattuck, harness work, 


23 00 


A. W. Caldwell, paint, 


7 13 


George A. Higgins & Co., supplies, 


2 75 


Hardy & Cole, stock and labor, 


11 14 


A. G. Baker, dentistry, 


6 00 


F. G. Haynes & Co., grain, 


87 36 


M. F. D'Arcy & Co., hay, 


89 99 


Mrs. N. F. Abbott, hay, 


52 38 


C. H. Shattuck, drugs, 


2 70 


Wm. H. Welch & Co., supplies, 


14 00 


A. P. Richardson, use of horse, 


4 50 


E. W. Boutwell, hay, 


88 11 


William H. 'Higgins, drugs, 


50 


A. M. Colby, harness work, 


9 50 


Lawrence Gas Co., light, 


7 50 


Currier & Campion Co., grain, 


63 26 




$4774 05 


Removing Snow 




Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$1000 00 


George D. Ward, 


$38 75 


William H. Tucker, 


28 25 


B. H. Baker, 


1 75 


Georga E. Pillsbury, 


1 75 


H. S. Johnson, 


3 60 


William T. Rea, 


4 50 



Amount carried forward, 



$78 60 



43 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$1000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$78 60 


William Boland, 


5 25 


Henry McLawlin, 


1 40 


James J. Abbott, 


4 00 


George L. Averill, 


3 00 


B. Frank Smith, 


13 20 


Hardy Brothers, 


4 05 


William H. Carter, 


28 00 


F. H. Foster, 


2 25 


Joseph Bourdelais, 


35 68 


C. J. Way, 


3 36 


Joshua H. Chandler, 


22 30 


J. Frank Morse, 


12 80 


Charles A. Jameson, 


8 00 


Morrison & O'Connell, 


4 25 


H. E. Gould, 


16 49 


Ralph A. Bailey, 


10 80 


Fred Davis, • 


84 00 


Stephen A. Lovejoy, 


40 45 


John Maddox, 


89 


Daniel Buckley, 


1 75 


Timothy Madden, 


7 20 


William Leary, 


7 59 


William Davis, 


2 92 


William Caffrey, 


4 28 


William Conway, 


4 28 


Patrick Conway, 


10 50 


John Gill, 


78 


Henry Nason, 


39 


Henry Povo, 


1 36 


Joseph Summers, 


3 21 


Alonzo Summers, 


3 21 


Patrick Hartnett, 


3 02 


William Baker, 


3 21 


Amount carried forward, 


$432 47 



44 



Appropriation, March. 2d, 1903, 


11000 00 


Amount brought forward. 


$432 47 


Daniel Donovan, 


4 38 


John Murphy, 


2 92 


Daniel Collins, 


2 04 


John Leary, 


4 67 


Michael Stack, 


3 50 


Nathaniel Summers, 


2 24 


John Marooney, 


3 50 


John Connolly, 


1 36 


Daniel Davis, 


1 06 


John Colbath, 


2 34 


Harry Nason, 


1 se 


Hiram Carter, 


1 50 


Salmon Walker, 


1 66 


John L. Noyes, 


58 


Timothy C. Sullivan, 


3 50 


George Dumont, 


1 75 


James Dole, # 


1 75 


Louis Belisle, 


1 75 


David Webb, 


16 00 


Joseph Brown, 


4 50 


Thomas Fitzgerald, 


5 20 


Harry E. Wells, 


1 60 


Jerry Golden, 


7 00 


Total expenditure, 


$509 33 


Balance unexpended, 


, $ 490 67 



Transferred $439.44 of the above balance to 
macadam account, leaving $51.23 unexpended. 



45 



HIGHWAY SURVEYOR'S REPORT 



To the Selectmen of the Town of Andover — 

Gentlemen : I herewith present my report on Highways 
and Bridges. 

Work was commenced on March 24th at Buchan's pit. 
Beginning at the Shattuck place in West Andover we 
graveled the road through the hollow placing Telford road 
up the hill to the Cutler farm. We repaired Trow's hill, 
graveled Central street from the South church to T. A. 
Holt's store, also Summer street from Mr. Pasho's to John 
E. Hutcheson's, and the Nathan Abbott road. 

May 28th, we started up the machinery on the River road, 
to expend the balance of the appropriation of the previous 
year. Eleven hundred twenty-five feet of macadam road 
was built, making the total amount thirty-four hundred feet 
west of the Lawrence line. We exceeded the balance of the 
appropriation. Edward Shattuck gave us the stone for five 
hundred feet of road and as the machinery was in place, I 
thought best to finish this, using money from the highway 
appropriation. 

The bridge at Stevens Mills was raised two feet. This 
bridge I have re-planked three times in eleven years, and 
the Ballardvale bridge, one of the same kind was not done 
for nineteen years, so I thought best to raise it. The rais- 
ing, stone work, lumber and filling cost a little over a thou- 
sand dollars. As it costs nearly four hundred dollars to 
re-plank it, I consider this money well invested. 

August 10th we commenced at the railroad bridge, North 
Main street and built 1200 feet of macadam road, paving 
the gutters and putting in two catch basins. As there was 



46 

only $972 left from the macadam appropriation after paying 
for the work done the fall previous on Elm street, we were 
unable to connect this with the macadam at the square. 

The road machine has been used 23 days in different 
parts of the town. This machine usually repairs a mile each 
day. The gutters were cleaned as usual and stones raked. 
The hoky poky cart is still in use and doing good service. 

There was no appropriation for gravel sidewalks but we 
built 250 feet on Avon street and a short one on the north 
side of Mineral street. I would say that right here is one of 
the worst places in town for the water to settle. 1 would 
recommend that the town put in two catch basins and pipe 
them to the river, a distance of 1000 feet or more. A catch 
basin was put in on Lowell street near Mr. Pike's and one in 
Abbott Village which we piped to the river. This work has 
been needed for a long time. A great many loads of gravel 
ha\ e been used to repair sidewalks in different parts of the 
town. A portion of Pine street was graded with ashes from 
the Tyer Rubber company. 

A pipe culvert was put in near John B. Jenkins'. New 
railing was placed over the fish brook near Phelps crossing 
and on Reservation street. 

A concrete walk was put in on Bartlet street from Morton 
street to connect with the walk near the Stowe school, under 
the betterment act. A concrete walk with edgestones was 
laid on the south side of the Town House. An asphalt 
crossing was built from the Town House to the corner near 
Whiting's store, also one from Campion's corner to Memo- 
rial Hall, one near the Episcopal church, and two across 
Florence street (one at Elm street and one at Park street.) 
Several concrete walks and gutters were repaired. 

The streets in Ballard vale have been kept in repair by the 
town horses kept there. 

We began work on the State road September 2nd, and 
built 3400 feet finishing it the last of November. This is 



47 

the fifth piece I have built in Andover. You will see 
by the Selectmen's account that there is a balance in 
the town's favor. As this is said to be the last piece of 
State road which we are to receive, I would say that the five 
pieces call for an appropriation of $27,000 which sum has 
been expended under my direction. This money has been 
kept in town. If the road had been built by contract, this 
labor would have been done largely by Italians. 

Earnings of Town Teams 

On highways — 

F. Smith, 54 days at $4.50, 

F. Morse, 65 days at $4.50, 

J. Haggerty, 217 days at $4.50, 

Team driven by Rea, 156 days at 
$4.50, 
Sprinkling, 
Fire department, 



This does not include any earnings of the horses by removing 
snow. 



$243 00 




292 50 




976 50 




702 00 




1162 38 




184 20 






$3560 58 



Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH T. LOVEJOY, 

Highway Surveyor. 



48 



TOWN OFFICERS 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 
B. Frank Smith, balance due 1902, 
B. Frank Smith, salary, 
Abraham Marland, town clerk and 

collector, 
Abraham Marland, clerk for selectmen, 
George H. Poor, moderator, 
Joseph T. Lovejoy, supt. of streets, 
Abraham Marland, register of voters, 
W. H. Higgins, 

J. A. Leitch, M. D., board of health, 
S. H. Bailey, selectman, 
S. H. Boutwell, selectman, 
George A. Parker, treasurer, 
Owen F. Caffrey. election officers, 
George A. Higgins, election officers, 
George E. Hussey, inspector of milk, 
Elmer H. Shattack, election service, 
Nesbit G. Gleason, auditor, 
George A. Higgins, auditor, 
Charles B. Jenkins, auditor, 
School Account, 
Dr. Charles E. Abbott, board of health, 

1901 and 1902, 
Dr. Charles E. Abbott, board of health, 

Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 

(Bills not paid, $115.00) 



$5500 00 



$ 75 


00 


700 


00 


1000 


00 


200 


00 


10 


00 


1000 00 


94 


50 


2 


00 


50 


00 


600 


00 


600 


00 


600 


00 


32 00 


70 


00 


. 75 


00 


7 


00 


50 


00 


50 


00 


50 00 


50 00 


100 00 


50 00 




$5465 50 




$ 34 50 



49 
Police 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$2400 00 


Newton Jaquith, jr. (1902), 


$ 10 00 


Newton Jaquith, jr., 


82 25 


E. H. Shattuck (1902), 


6 00 


E. H. Shattuck, 


79 90 


Win. H. Higgins, 


142 00 


Thomas. Peters, 


13 25 


M. T. Walsh, 


120 50 


F A. Swanton, 


13 75 


Wm. L. Frye, chief, 


780 00 


Wm. L. Frye, expense of prisoners, 


16 84 


George W. Mears, 


720 00 


H. L. White, 


15 00 


L. D. Pomeroy, 


32 25 


New England Telephone Co., 


28 22 


W. H. Carter, 


45 00 


John H. Clinton. 


83 25 


S. M. Spencer & Co., badges, 


4 50 


W. F. GledhilL 


14 00 


Morrison & O'Connell, grappling-iron, 


1 50 


Wm. Angus, 


2 00 


Ira Buxton, repairing, 


75 


James Holden, 


3 00 


B. F. Upton, 


3 00 


Alexander Dick, 


3 00 


James Saunders, 


2 00 


E. C. Pike, gas pipe, 


1 44 


J. W. Mooar, 


5 00 


L. F. Hitchcock, 


7 50 


W.'H. Sleath, 


4 50 


Henry McLawlin, supplies, 


3 90 


Total expenditure, 


$2244 30 


Balance unexpended, 


$ 155 70 



50 
Town House 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


12500 00 


Town House Improvement, 


853 00 




$3353 00 


Andover Electric Co., 


1271 48 


Frank E. Gleason, coal, 


736 85 


Frank E. Dodge, work in cellar, 


33 46 


George Saunders, supplies, 


59 19 


Ira Buxton, keys, 


1 10 


American Express Co., 


25 


T. A. Holt & Co., supplies, 


1 41 


Derby Desk Co., desks and chairs, 


218 00 


George W. Mears, labor, 


10 50 


E. M. & W. A. Allen, supplies, 


25 


James Saunders, janitor, 


480 00 


Henry McLawlin, supplies, 


23 30 


Lawrence Gas Co., 


23 38 


Doten & Dutton, desks and tables, 


138 50 


W. A. Welch, repairing steam boiler, 


105 19 


Hardy & Cole, 


816 19 


Richard Gannon, stage supplies, 


20 19 


W. A. Morton, decorator, 


99 00 


Perley F. Gilbert, architect, 


100 00 


Charles S. Buchan, curtains, 


24 00 


Henry J. Newman, painting, 


48 04 


A. Kaiser, carpet and shades, 


25 05 


Henry Harmon, repairing roof, 


18 42 


A. W. Caldwell, painting, 


55 00 


E. C. Pike, supplies, 


6 10 


John F. Muldowney, supplies, 


1 75 


Rhoda Moore, labor, 


1 10 


John F. Moore, supplies, 


2 00 


Smith & Manning, mats and supplies, 


12 29 


Mrs. Davis, labor, 


12 86 


Amount carried forward, 


$3344 85 



51 



Appropriation, March 2, 1903, 


$3353 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$3344 85 


Theo. Muise, repairs, 


4 00 


H. F. Chase, keys, 


5 45 


John D. Newall, granite sill, 


6 50 


H. E. Barnjurn, oil, 


2 75 


H. C. Hitchcock, painting, 


11 00 


Anderson & Bowman, irons for flag pole 


3 90 


Board of Public Works, piping, 


38 24 


Lawrence Decorating Company, awnings 


, 31 25 


W. H. Welch & Co., steam heating, 


608 93 


W. W. White, labor, 


32 45 


E. R. Eastman, awning irons and screens, 4 50 


Union Towel Co., supplies, 


3 90 


Continental Brush Co., 


1 50 


Total expenditure, 


$4099 22 


Overdrawn, 


% 746 22 


(Bills not paid, $239.88) 




Fire Department and Fire 


Alarm 


Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$3800 00 


Walter French, 


$13 00 


Paul Haber, loam, 


3 00 


Thomas H. Bentley, painting, 


18 62 


Ira Buxton, 


7 10 


W. E. Decrow, work on fire alarm, 


14 21 


New England Telephone Co., 


36 85 


Tuttle's Express, 


7 05 


Newton Jaquith, jr., work on fire alarm, 


120 50 


C. S. Buchan, shades. 


2 45 


Andover Electric Co., 


79 00 


Boston Woven Hose Co., 


606 40 


George Saunders, • 


151 46 


Henry McLawlin, supplies, 


73 83 


Amount carried forward, 


$1133 47 



52 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 

Amount brought forward, 
G. L. Stone, repairs, 

C. N. Perkins, supplies, 
Andover Press, supplies, 
Hardy & Cole, supplies, 
N. H. Shattuck, repairs, 
John S. Dearborn, painting, 
Morrison & O'Connell, repairs, 

E. C. Pike, supplies, 
Frank E. Gleason, coal, 
Greene & Woodlin, supplies, 
James Doyle, 

George A. Higgins & Co., supplies, 
W. H. McTernen, janitor, 
Lewis T. Hardy, engineer, 
John Haggerty, janitor, 
George D. Lawson, engineer, 
George C. Dunnells, clerk, pay roll, 
W. H. Higgins, use of horses and wagon, 
John S. Harnden, engineer, 
Electric Gas Light Co., supplies, 
Ralph Upton, labor, 
American Express Co., 
Allen Simpson, engineer, 
Allen Simpson, supplies, 
Horace S. Neal, labor, 
John A. Riley, clerk, pay roll, 
Richard York, labor, 
Tyer Rubber Co., blowing whistle, 
Tyer Rubber Co., supplies, 
Joseph 1. Pitman, horse hire, 
Treat Hardware Co., supplies, 
Beattie Zinc Co., supplies, 

F. S. Carter, fireman, 

Amount carried forward, 



$3800 00 



$1133 47 


2 90 


11 00 


6 85 


23 65 


7 10 


22 13 


18 25 


61 75 


307 88 


8 97 


21 00 


2 75 


192 00 


125 00 


35 00 


75 00 


925 84 


13 00 


125 00 


99 12 


7 50 


1 30 


75 00 


4 00 


38 00 


485 00 


7 25 


50 00 


1 32 


8 25 


9 32 


• 10 00 


25 00 


$3939 60 



53 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$3800 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$3939 60 


W. E. Decrow, winding crank, 


3 25 


Lawrence Gas Co., 


38 85 


H. C. Hitchcock, painting, 


4 00 


Solshine Mfg. Co., supplies, 


1 50 


J. E. Whiting, oil, 


70 


Total expenditure, 


$3987 90 


Overdrawn, 


$ 187 90 


Transferred balance from Insurance, 


$ 18 84 


Transferred balance from Street Signs, 


170 80 




189 64 


Balance, 


$ 1 74 



Park Commission 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 

Charles P. Rea, labor, 

M. J. Stack, labor, 

Henry Povo, labor, 

Board of Public Works, engineering, 

Henry McLawlin, supplies, 

Joseph H. Curtis, architect, 

R. A. Hurley, labor, 

Total Expenditure, 
Balance, 

(Bills not paid, $50.00) 

Care of Dump 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 
Henry Povo, labor, 

Total expenditure, 

Balance, 



1500 00 



$ 4 13 




9 75 




91 27 




65 53 




3 58 




250 00 




24 00 






$448 26 


$ 51 74 



$35 20 



$50 00 



$35 20 



$14 80 



54 



Printing: and Stationery 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$1500 00 


Check Books, 


$ 31 00 


Andover Press, printing, 


922 45 


Geo. A. Parker, postage stamps, 


2 00 


Herbert Stillings, typewriting jury list, 


2 00 


Arthur Bliss, envelopes and stamps, 


107 98 


P. B. Murphey, dog blanks, 


. 2 75 


Henry M. Meek, supplies, 


7 50 


Little, Brown & Co., supplies, 


4 00 


George A. Higgins & Co., stationery, 


19 70 


A. P. Lewis, supplies, 


35 


Thomas Groom, stationery, 


2 00 


George E. Hussey, supplies, 


30 


C. W. Stetson, letter book, 


1 50 


P. H. Blackbird, pens, 


1 25 


Lilla D. Stott, abstracts, deeds, 


36 50 


Robert S. Robson, supplies, 


2 00 


Hobbs & Warren, supplies, 


82 


J. C. Hall Co., check book, 


18 00 


Fairbanks & Co., weigh" book, 


2 00 


American Express, 


25 


Edgar C. Fessant, files, 


4 00 


A. R. Sanborn, recording deeds, 


1 75 


A. Marland, stamps, 


12 36 


Total expenditure, 


#1182 46 


Balance, 


$ 317 54 


Street Lights 




Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$4617 31 


Andover Electric Co., 


$4577 45 


Total expenditure, 


$4577 45 


Balance, 


$ 39 86 



55 
Memorial Day 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $225 00 

M. L. Farnham, Adj., $225 00 

Total expenditure, $225 00 



Spring Grove Cemetery 






Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 




$300 00 


From sale of lots, 




362 80 


Taken from Lawrence Savings Bank, 




173 84 




$836 64 


Timothy Connell, labor, 


45 75 




Philip Allicon, labor, » 


204 00 




Andover Press, 


1 50 




Ernest Bulleion, labor, 


79 63 




Henry A. Hay ward, labor and plants, 


33 05 




Moses Terrian, labor, 


83 13 




Joseph Gernean, labor, 


49 00 




Nazaire Bergeron, labor, 


GO 13 




Charles P. Rea., labor, 


§9 25 




Wm. H. Higgins, horse and carriage, 


4 00 




A. P. Richardson, manure, 


6 00 




F. H. Foster, labor, 


4 50 




George W. Foster, recording deeds, 


12 00 




O. W. Vennard, superintendent and 






labor, 


104 00 




Smith & Manning, grass seed, 


22 97 




Henry McLawlin, supplies, 


4 60 




Morrison & O'Connell, repairs, 


4 75 




Hardy & Cole, supplies, 


5 25 




Herbert Allicon, labor, 


13 13 




Total expenditure, 




$836 64 



56 

Hay Scales 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $50 00 

Ira Buxton, $27 00 



Total expenditure, 




$27 00 


Balance unexpended, 


$23 00 


Tree Warden 




Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 




$500 00 


James Donovan, labor, 


$14 00 




Frank Maloney, labor, 


m 83 




James Hunt, labor, 


m 50 




Wm. Maloney, labor, 


82 58 




Timothy Sullivan, labor, • 


15 75 




Henry McLawlin, supplies, 


17 30 




Warren Tuck, labor, 


68 25 




J. H. Playdon, use of horse and labor, 


84 45 




Public Works, paving gutter, 


1 38 




E. W. Spalding, maple trees, 


30 05 




Treat Hardware Co., brush hooks, etc., 


4 50 




Joseph Pluff, fabor, 


3 00 




W. H. Tucker, labor, 


45 50 




Total expenditure, 




$500 09 


Overdrawn, 


$ 09 


State Highway 






S. A. Lovejoy, labor, 


$ 169 39 




Harry P. Abbott, labor, 


205 15 




James Putnam, labor, 


238 00 




Henry Hay ward, 


154 50 




John Leary, labor, 


80 89 




Sam Levis, labor, 


112 19 




Tim Madden, labor, 


111 71 




Wm. Baker, labor, 


117 97 




Amount carried forward, 


$1189 80 





57 



Amount brought forward. 


$1189 80 


James Dugan, labor, 


95 16 


Wm. Davis, labor, 


103 44 


Wm. Caffery, labor, 


109 67 


John Driscoll, labor, 


78 45 


Rex Haggerty, labor, 


2 00 


Leo Haggerty, labor, 


6 00 


Henry Gould, labor, 


164 00 


Hiram Carter, labor, 


166 50 


Arthur Flint, labor, 


53 33 


John 0' Collins, labor, 


69 50 


John J. Collins, labor, 


61 00 


Wm. Tucker, labor, 


149 75 


Albert Hardy, labor, 


4 50 


Nathan Bailey, labor, 


4 50 


Wm. Hackett, labor, 


169 00 


Joseph I. Pitman, labor, 


51 00 


John Madden, labor, 


33 11 


John Griffin, labor, 


5 25 


Wm. Leary, labor, 


65 72 


Elmer Conway, labor, 


57 


Joseph Bourdelais, labor, 


12 00 


George Blood, labor, 


5 00 


Stephen E. Abbott, labor, 


155 50 


Ben Daniels, labor, 


3 11 


Cornelius Sullivan, labor, 


60 47 


Thomas James, labor, 


87 51 


John O'Brien, labor, 


99 81 


Bunt Baker, labor, 


5 25 


Jacob Towne, labor, 


5 25 


Charles Regan, labor, 


36 36 


Tom Harrington, labor, 


52 50 


Hugh Malcom, labor, 


15 75 


Dan Collins, labor, 


5 25 


Tim Sullivan, labor, 


16 33 


Amount carried forward, 


$3142 34 



58 



Amount brought forward, 


$3142 34 


Frank B. Gleason, coal, 


234 50 


Samuel Smith, repairs, 


2 00 


Watts Regulator Co., supplies, 


1 40 


Tyer Rubber Co., supplies, 


2 50 


Fred Byron, supplies, 


7 27 


Anderson & Bowman, repairs, 


10 00 


Good Roads Machinery Co., repairs, 


9 00 


Boston & Maine, freight, 


2 90 


Treat Hardware Co., supplies, 


5 41 


Henry McLawlin, supplies, 


18 52 


Ira Buxton, supplies, 


1 35 


E. C. Pike, supplies, 


4 94 


Hardy & Cole, lumber, 


34 99 


John O'Brien, stone, 


55 05 


Caroline Abbott, gravel and stone, 


21 70 


Joseph T. Lovejoy, labor, 


200 00 


S. H. Bailey, stone, 


73 05 


W. H. Welch & Co., supplies, 


51 52 


Henry A. Hay ward, gravel, 


100 00 


W. W. White, railing, 


41 06 


A. J. Wellington, use of water cart, 


20 00 


Tuttle's Express, 


1 80 


A. M. Colby, painting, 


2 25 


Total expenditure, 


$4043 55 


(Received from State Highway, $4214.36) 


Street Bounds 




Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$300 00 


Alice C. Jenkins, copying records, 


$ 63 00 


Clerk Essex County, 


2 00 


Edward L. Perley, book, 


10 00 


County Commissioners, 


3 00 


Board of Public Works, surveying, 


205 69 


Total expenditure, 


$283 69 


Balance unexpended, 


$ 16 31 



59 

Town House Loan 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $1700 00 

George A. Parker, treasurer, $1700 00 

Total expenditure, $1700 00 

Park Loan 

Appropriation March 2d, 1903, $1700 00 

Geo. A. Parker, treasurer, $1700 00 

Total expenditure, $1700 00 

Sinking Fund 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $850 00 

Geo. A. Parker, town treasurer, $850 00 

Total expenditure, $850 00 



Board of Public Works, Maintenance 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $7520 00 

George A. Parker, town treasurer, $7520 00 

Total expenditure, $7520 00 

Abatement of Taxes 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $500 00 

A. Marland, $500 00 

Total expenditure, $500 00 

State Tax 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $4000 00 

Geo. A. Parker, treasurer, $5760 85 

Total expenditure, $5760 85 

Overdrawn, $1760 85 



60 

County Tax 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $6000 00 

E. K. Jenkins, county treasurer, $5941 77 

Total expenditure, $5941 77 

balance, $ 58 23 

Dogf Tax 

Received from County Treasurer, $667 31 

Frederic S. Boutwell, Treas. Memorial 

Hall, $667 31 



Total expenditure, 


r, D* R* 


$667 31 


Phoebe F, Phillips Chaptc 




Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 




$100 00 


Mary E. Gleason, treasurer, 


$16 50 




Total expenditure, 




$ 16 50 


Balance, 


$ 83 50 


Pine Street 




Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 




$100 00 


Loring L. Farnum, 


$100 00 




Total expenditure, 




$100 00 


Small Pox Loan 




Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 




$4700 00 


George A. Parker, treasurer, 


$4700 00 




Total expenditure, 


Loan 


$4700 00 


Highways (Main St*) 




Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 




$3000 00 


George A. Parker, treasurer, 


$3000 00 




Total expenditure, 




$3000 00 



61 
Phillips Academy Reimbursement of Taxes 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $2701 28 

George A. Parker, treasurer, $2701 28 

Total expenditure, $2701 28 



Street Signs 
Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 



$300 00 



Hardy & Cole, posts and setting, 


$113 40 


H. C. Hitchcock, painting, 


15 80 


Total expenditure, 


$129 20 


Balance, 


$170 80 


Interest 




Appropriation, March 2, 1903, 


$11000 00 


March 9th, John T. Kimball, 


$ 225 00 


April 13th, John T. Kimball, 


200 00 


June 8th, Fred S. Boutwell, 


1400 00 


August 10th, John T. Kimball, 


3123 13 


" " John F. Kimball, 


358 00 


" John T. Kimball, 


168 75 


" John T. Kimball, 


292 50 


" " John T. Kimball, 


721 87 


" John T. Kimball, 


210 00 


" " John T. Kimball, 


120 00 


Oct. 12th, George A. Parker, treasurer, 


507 50 


Jan. 12th, George A. Parker, treasurer, 


2700 00 


" " Fred S. Boutwell, 


358 00 


" " John T. Kimball, 


410 62 


" " John T. Kimball, 


322 82 


" " Newton Jaquith, 


360 00 


Total expenditure, 


$11478 19 


Overdrawn, 


$ 478 19 



62 





Insurance 








Appropriation March 2d, 1903, 








$650 00 


Dividends, 


> 


' 


$345 74 


100 80 


Geo. A. Parker 




Barnett Rogers 


> 




258 17 




Joseph A. Smai 


*t, 

nditure, 

lexpended, 

Notes Paid 


128 05 




Total expe 






$731 96 


Balance ur 


$ 18 84 






August 10, 


No. 142, 








$27500 00 


January 12, 


No. 141, Newton 


Jaquith, 




9000 00 


November 9, 


No. 143, 








8000 00 


November 9, 


No. 144, 








8000 00 


November 16, 


No. 145, 








8000 00 


November 16, 


No. 146, 








27500 00 


November 10, 


No. 14T, 








13000 00 


November 9, 


No. 148, 








9000 00 


November 16, 


No. 149, 








8000 00 


January 12, 


No. 150, 

Notes Given 




$ 


43500 00 


Total, 


161500 00 






1903, February 


9, Andover Nat. 


Bank, 


No. 


143, 


$ 8000 00 


March 9, 


Andover Nat. 


Bank, 


No. 


144, 


8000 00 


April 13, 


Andover Nat. 


Bank, 


No. 


145, 


8000 00 


April 14, 


Andover Nat. 


Bank, 


No. 


146, 


27500 00 


May 11, 


Andover Nat. 


Bank, 


No. 


147, 


13000 00 


June 8, 


Andover Nat. 


Bank, 


No. 


148, 


9000 00 


July 13, 


Andover Nat. 


Bank, 


No. 


149, 


8000 00 


November 16 Andover Nat. 


Bank, 


No. 


150, 


43500 00 


1904, January 


12, Newton Jaquith, No 


.151, 


9000 00 


January '. 


12, Andover Nat. 


Bank, 


No. 


152, 

$ 


36o00 00 


Total, 


170500 00 



63 



Redemption of Bonds 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $5192 50 

George A. Parker, treasurer, $5180 00 



Total expenditure, 


$5180 00 


Balance, 


$ 12 50 


State Aid 




Appropriation, March 2, 1903, 


$1600 00 


Lavinia Alexander, 


$ 48 00 


Edward A. Blanchard, 


48 00 


Robert Bell, 


72 00 


George Buchan, 


48 00 


Lucy M. Buxton, 


48 00 


Elizabeth R. Carter, 


48 00 


Betsey J. Cheever, 


48 00 


Samuel Cheever, 


48 00 


Sarah M. Clark, 


48 00 


Sarah H. Cummings, 


48 00 


Elmore Dane, 


54 00 


Augustus M. Davis, 


48 00 


Rhoda Davis, 


48 00 


Marian Davis, 


48 00 


John S. Dearborn, 


72 00 


Phebe Green, 


48 00 


Albert Goldsmith, 


8 00 


Susan M. Holt, 


48 00 


Lizzie A. Johnson, 


48 00 


Mary Kelley, 


48 00 


Benjamin C. Lovejoy, 


32 00 


Emeline L. Matthews, 


, 48 00 


Bridget McCullough, 


48 00 


Sarah McGuinness, 


48 00 


James McDonald, 


48 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$1198 00 



64 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 




#1600 00 


Amount brought forward, 


11198 00 


John McCarthy, 


66 


00 


Sarah Mears, 


48 


00 


John P. Morgan, 


36 


00 


William B. Morse, 


48 


00 


Margaret Morrow, 


48 


00 


Emma Munn, 


4 


00 


Sarah E. Noyes, 


24 


00 


Edward Newcomb, 


48 


00 


Sophia Orcutt, 


48 


00 


Bridget Pasho, 


8 


00 


Edward D. Pearson, 


48 


00 


Frances H. Pearson, 


48 


00 


Martha Russell, 


48 


00 


Lavinia M. Robinson, 


48 


00 


John B. Shaw, 


72 00 


Susan Shedd, 


48 


00 


Charles D. Woodbridge, 


48 


00 


Total expenditure, 




$1936 00 


Overdrawn, 


$ 336 00 



The State Aid is paid to disabled soldiers — (and their 
wives) — and soldiers' widows who draw pensions from the 
U. S. Government. It is paid upon the approval of the 
Commissioners of State Aid. The whole amount is repaid 
by the State. 



Military Aid 

Appropriation, March 2, 1903, 
Nathan H. Gray, 
Joseph G. Nolan, 

Total expenditure, 

Unexpended, 



$ 40 00 

80 U0 



#250 00 



$120 00 
#130 00 



65 

The Military Aid is paid to disabled soldiers who do not 
draw pensions. It is paid only upon the approval of the 
Commissioners of State Aid. One-half of the amount is 
repaid to the Town by the State. 



Miscellaneous 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, #2200 00 
C. H. Newton, inspecting cattle, (1902), 1164 00 
C. H. Newton, 52 00 
American Express Co., 2 85 
E. H. Shaltuck, posting notices, 3 00 
W. F. Gledhill, posting notices, 2 00 
W. H. Higgius, stabling and teams, 44 50 
George M. Lindsay, inspector of plumbing, 20 00 
H. S. Stillings, distributing license votes, 3 00 
Ira Buxton, sealer, 43 23 
George E. Hussey, rubber stamps, 65 
John A. Riley, attendance to registrars, 1 50 
Charles E. Abbott, M. D.. (1902) re- 
turning births, 3 75 
Knox, Coulson & Currier, Mooar's case, 471 71 
B. F. Smith, jr., checker, 3 00 
Nesbit G. Gleason, checker, 3 00 
Michael Crowley, checker, 3 00 
Barnett Rogers, teller, 3 00 
E. L. Perley, Agt., railroad ticket, 17 25 
George D. Ward and others, fire ward, 30 50 
J. A. Leitch, M. D., fumigating, 51 55 
Howell F. Wilson, Board of ' Health 

five years, 175 00 

Allen Simpson and others, fire ward, 254 00 

Wm. G. Goldsmith, witness fees, 3 00 

Arthur Bliss, fumigators, '1 00 

New England Telephone Co., 10 97 

Amount carried forward, $1368 46 



66 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $2200 00 

Amount brought forward, % 

A. P. Richardson, services at brush fires, 

J. H. Chandler estate and others, 
brush fires, 

Henry McLawlin, shovels and pails, 

George C. Dunnells and others, services 
brush fires, 

J. E. Pitman, repairs, 

M. T. Walsh, plumber examiner, 

J. Frank Morse, services at brush fires, 

Barnett Rogers, expense selling Holt Dis- 
trict school-house, 

John Haggerty, watching fires, 

Horace Neal, watching fires, 

Joseph P. Nolan, plumber inspector, 

Knox, Coulson & Currier, town counsel, 

James C. Bond, licenses, 

F. S. Blanchard, year book, 

Frank H. Messer, returning deaths 

(1898-1902), 89 00 

Knox, Coulson & Currier, services in 

Mooar case, 215 00 

J. P. Torrey, M. D., returning births, 

(1902-1903), 9 00 

Vermont Farm Machine Co., sul- 
phuric acid, 40 

J. P. Torrey, M. D., returning births, 3 00 

Tim Sullivan, digging drain, 8 94 

George M. Carter, fire ward, 5 25 

Tuttle's Express, 2 25 

J. A. Leitch, M. D., returning births, 6 50 

J. A. Leitch, M.D., attendance Nazaire 

Bergeron, 4 00 

C. E. Abbott, M. D., town physican, 200 00 

Amount carried forward, $2524 74 



368 46 


5 00 


7 25 


9 60 


233 50 


23 34 


25 00 


3 25 


10 00 


2 50 


2 50 


84 00 


203 00 


1 00 


3 00 



67 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 




$2200 00 


Amount brought forward, 


12524 74 




C. E. Abbott, express and sundries 






B. of H., 


24 00 




0. E. Abbott, vaccination, 


12 00 




Arthur Bliss, supplies to B. of H., 


62 25 




J. A. Riley, supplies and repairs, 


6 84 




Town of Tewksbury, stone boundary, 


16 38 




C. W. Scott, M. D., returning births, 


8 50 




Knox, Coulson & Currier, collecting 






sewer assessments, 


100 00 




Total expenditure, 




$2754 71 


Overdrawn, 


$ 554 71 


Transferred balance from Printing, 


1317 54 




" Phoebe F. 






Phillips Chapter, 


83 50 




Transferred balance from Police, 


155 70 





Balance, 

(Bills not paid, $2165.77) 



$ 556 74 
$ 2~03 



68 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY 



Town House, fixtures, and furniture, 
Enginehouse, storehouse and barn, 
1 Acre land, 

Memorial Hall, 
3-4 Acre land, 

Engine house, Ballard Vale, 
1-3 Acre land, 
New Shed, 

Almshouse, 

Barn and other buildings, 

77 Acres land, 

Punch ard schoolhouse, 
4 Acres land, 

John Dove schoolhouse, 
Stowe schoolhouse, 
3 3-4 Acres land, 

Bradlee schoolhouse, Ballard Vale, 
1 Acre land, 

Richardson schoolhouse, 
1 Acre land, 

Indian Ridge schoolhouse, 
1 Acre land, 

West Centre schoolhouse, 
1-2 Acre land, 

Amount carried forward, 



$25000 00 

14000 00 

6000 00 



25000 00 


4000 


00 


3000 


00 


250 


00 


200 


00 


7000 


00 


1500 00 


5000 


00 


20000 


00 


4500 


00 


20000 


00 


20400 


00 


4000 


00 


12000 


00 


500 


00 


2000 


00 


400 


00 


8000 


00 


800 


00 


1500 


00 


150 


00 



$45000 00 



29000 00 



3450 00 



13500 00 



24500 00 



44400 00 



12500 00 



2400 00 



8800 00 



1650 00 

1185200 00 



69 



1000 00 
50 00 



Amount brought forward, 
North District schoolhouse, 
1-2 Acre land, 

Abbott District schoolhouse, 
1-2 Acre land, 

Bailey District schoolhouse, 
1-2 Acre land, 

Osgood District schoolhouse, 
1-2 Acre land, 

Scotland District schoolhouse, burned, 
1-4 Acre land, 

Old schoolhouse, Ballard Vale, 
1-4 Acre land, 

9 Acres land, Indian Ridge, (gravel 

pit) 
41 3-4 Acres land, Spring Grove 

Cemetery, 
Receiving tomb, 



36 1-2 Acres land, Carmel Woods 

Reservation, 
173,751 sq. ft. Land, Central Park, 

(Richardson Field) 
Andover Board of Public Works — 

Pipe lines and fountains, 165150 00 

Pumping station and buildings 30000 00 

Coal shed, 700 00 

3 Acres land, 800 00 



$185200 00 



300 
25 


00 
00 


800 
50 


00 
00 


800 00 
50 00 


50 


00 


2500 00 
500 00 



1050 00 



325 00 



850 00 



850 00 



50 00 





3000 00 
4000 00 


5800 00 




1200 00 






7000 00 
3600 00 






9500 00 



Amounts carried forward, $196650 00 1215425 00 



70 



Amounts brought forward, $196650 

Reservoir, 10000 

3 1-2 Acres land, 350 

Sewer system, 122000 

Work shop, 1000 

47,476 sq. ft. Land, Storage Yard, 3000 



Punchard School Fund, 

Memorial Hall, Permanent Fund, 

Memorial Hall Library, John Cornell 
Fund, 

Memorial Hall Library, John Byers 
Fund, 

Memorial Hall Library, Edward Tay- 
lor Fund, 

Memorial Hall Library and furniture, 

Memorial Hall Library, Woman's 
Christian Temperance Union, 

Personal property at Town Farm, 

Two Steam Fire-engines and appa- 
ratus, 

One Hand-engine and apparatus, 

Two Hook and Ladder Trucks, 

Three Hose Wagons, 

Eight Horses and Harnesses, 

Stone Breakers and Engine, 

Carts, Harnesses, and Tools, 

Hay Scales, 

Safes in Town House, 

Weights and Measures, 

Steam Road Roller, 

Total, 



001215125 00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

— 333000 00 
75200 00 
20000 00 

7700 00 



10000 00 


500 


00 


9000 


00 


100 


00 


4550 


00 


6250 


00 


200 


00 


1650 00 


800 


00 


800 


00 


3200 


00 


500 


00 


350 


00 


700 


00 


325 


00 


3000 00 


1693,250 00 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR 



The Almshouse is in its usual good condition both as to 
its physical condition and its management. Mr. and Mrs. 
Burnham are in their eleventh year of service and give as 
great satisfaction as ever. The condition of the inmates 
testify to their good care, and a cordial invitation is ex- 
tended to the people of the Town by the Overseers of the 
Poor, to come and inspect the Town Farm. 



Almshouse Expenses 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 

George L. Burnham, superintendent, 

Thomas Donovan, labor, 

Helen Barry, labor, 

Ella Shattuck, labor, 

J. P. Wakefield, provisions, 

Smith & Manning, groceries, 

Oakdale M'f'g Co., groceries, 

T. A. Holt & Co., groceries, 

Henry McLawlin, hardware, 

E. W. Pierce, grain, 
Andover Electric Co., lighting, 
Bowman & Vaughan, groceries, 
B. F. Holt, ice, 

Morrison & O'Connell, blacksmith work 
Valpey Bros., provisions, 
D. Donovan, trading cows, 
R. H. White & Co., dry goods, 
Ira Buxton, labor, 
W. H. Higgins, supplies, 

F. E. Gleason, coal,, 

Amount carried forward, $4559 91 



85000 00 



$800 00 


156 


50 


208 


00 


76 


50 


307 


31 


508 


01 


31 


10 


858 


15 


83 


01 


266 


89 


81 


26 


59 


98 


60 


00 


k, 28 00 


206 36 


261 


00 


18 


15 


10 49 


4 


00 


535 00 



72 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


$5000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


14559 91 


Wright Stafford & Son, labor, 


5 25 


E. C. Pike, supplies, 


89 96 


Joseph Breck & Son, seeds, 


5 50 


New England Telephone Co., use of telephone, 5 11 


T. J. Farmer, fish, 


59 81 


Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 


06 70 


A. McDonald, blacksmith work, 


115 90 


Globe Co., 


8 40 


Joseph Moulton, labor, 


129 00 


Edward Houston, labor, 


50 00 


A. M. Colby, painting, 


40 90 


George L. Averill, fertilizer, 


42 00 


Hardy & Cole, carpenter work, 


75 2D 


Putnam & Co., supplies, 


28 61 


C. S. Buchan, furniture work, 


8 34 


J. W. Barnard & Son, shoes, 


2 50 


F. A. Warren, clothier and furnisher, 


14 75 


M. E. Austin & Co., hardware, 


13 30 


J. H. Playdon, supplies, 


5 00 


John Maddox, supplies, 


12 50 


Loring N. Farnham, supplies, 


7 15 


George Boutwell, tomato plants, 


2 50 


Reid & Hughes, dry goods, 


91 77 


Henry Paul, labor, 


29 00 


F. P. Higgins, baker, 


30 94 


Currier & Campion, groceries, 


10 91 


William H. Welch & Co., plumbing, 


29 79 


B. H. Farnum, trading cows, 


70 00 


Thomas H. Bentley, painting, 


11 00 


J. E. Whiting, supplies, 


2 25 


Beach Soap Co., soap, 


14 40 


L. H. Eames, provisions, 


9 00 


Andover Press, supplies, 


2 00 


Amount carried forward, 


85639 44 



73 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 
Amount brought forward, 
Nathaniel Gage, wood, 
B. Frank Smith, pasturing stock, 
Fred Vaughn, groceries, 
Lawrence Gas Co., lighting etc. 
Harris Bros., new Milch cow, 
Buchan & Francis, furniture and labor, 
L. C. Swain, trading cows, 
Arthur Bliss, medicine, 
George Cheever, shoes, 
Benjamin Brown, shoes, 
Mullen, Murch & Peabody, supplies, 
Bicknell Bros., clothing, 
G. H. Kittredge, crockery, 
A. W. Caldwell, painting, 
William J. Munroe, labor, 
H. N. Towne, wood. 





$5000 00 


$5639 44 


20 


00 


21 


50 


24 45 


60 


87 


55 00 


7 


00 


33 


50 


45 


40 


36 


65 


19 


35 


6 


09 


12 


79 


2 11 


5 10 


5 


25 


47 


70 



Total expenditure, 
Overdrawn, 

Almshouse Repairs 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 
Wm. H Welch & Co., plumbing, 
Frank E. Dodge, mason work, 
A. W. Caldwell, painting, 
Erwin C. Pike, steam boiler, 
Hardy & Cole, shingling, 



$6042 20 
$1042 20 



$600 00 



$77 75 
33 48 
12 64 

400 00 

76 13 



Relief out of Almshouse 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 

James Grieves, $ 6 00 ' 

Charles Smith, 65 



$600 00 



$5000 00 



Amount carried forward, $6 65 



74 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903 


> 


Amount brought forward, 


$6 65 


Ann Ahearne, 


48 00 


Frank McCuskar, 


6 00 


Isabella Barnett, 


25 00 


Samuel 0. Cheever, 


6 00 


Annie Warden, 


48 00 


Willie Davis, 


13 00 


S. M. Embleton, 


36 00 


Mrs. L. M. Mason, 


159 00 


Fannie White, 


16 75 


Joseph Gorst, 


42 29 


Eliza Fleming, 


72 98 


Jane Campbell, 


60 00 


John Greene, 


104 00 


Joseph R. Blood, 


19 05 


Frank Goodwin, 


4 00 


Mrs. Wm. B. Osgood, 


60 00 


Annie Qualey's child, 


60 00 


Mrs. Thomas Wilkie, 


21 58 


Margaret Sturrock, 


72 00 


Mary Comber, 


96 00 


Michael Heffron, 


72 00 


Laura Hammond, 


4 00 


Inez Thorning, 


48 00 


Dennis J. Carey, 


97 05 


Mrs. Mary Holland, 


121 38 


Enoch Gibbs, 


23 00 


Jane Cronin, 


120 00 


Kate Rogers, 


64 00 


Mary Lord, 


120 00 


John D. Lynch, 


197 25 


Mrs. Dennis Connors, 


6 00 


Elizabeth Derby, 


72 00 


Richard Williamson, 


11 50 


Amount carried forward. $1932 48 



$5000 00 



75 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 

Amount brought forward, $1932 48 

Mrs. McCready, 127 25 

Hubert Allicon, 170 50 

Unknown man, 3 00 

Mrs. John Adams, 95 00 

Mrs. Lyle, 5 00 

Dr. Abbott, town physician, 231 00 



$5000 00 



Soldiers 


9 Relief 


Albert Goldsmith, 


$ 4 00 


John McCarthy, 


48 00 


Mary Russell, 


48 00 


Betsey J. Cheever, 


72 00 


Mary Piatt, 


54 00 


Lucy M. Buxton, 


72 00 


Elizabeth R. Carter, 


72 00 


Emma Shattuck, 


125 75 


Robert Bell, 


72 00 


Jane Lindsay, 


220 55 


Elmore Dane, 


149 40 


Amount Due from Cities ai 


Cambridge, Mrs. Arrington, 


$225 84 


Boston, Johanna O'Hara, 


84 00 


Lawrence, Patrick Clark, 


72 00 


Lowell, Lizzie Carroll, 


57 45 


Maiden, Annie J. Colbath, 


35 00 



$2564 23 



$937 70 



$ 474 29 

Amount Due from Cities and Towns, Soldiers' Relief 
Tewksbury, Sophia Orcutt, $106 49 



Amount carried forward, 



$106 49 
$4082 71 



76 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, ' $5000 00 

Amount brought forward, $4082 71 

Amount Due from Commonwealth 

John McCallion, $ 25 00 

Mrs. Minnard, 2 35 

$27 35 
Amount Paid Cities and Towns 

Stoughton, Mary B. Lord, $117 40 
Danvers, Dexter Abbott's 

family, 318 64 
Middleboro, Joseph Lord's 

family, 168 00 

Methuen, James Purr, 1901, 158 10 

$762 14 

Amount Paid Cities and Towns, Soldiers' Relief 

Rockland, Sarah D. Noland, $ 60 00 
Woburn, Mrs. B. F. Upton, 72 00 

Boston, Adaline Nolan, 47 00 



$179 00 



Lunatic Hospitals 



Medfield, Charles L. Holt, $20 00 

State Farm, Henry Burns, 146 00 

State Farm, William Driscoll, 146 00 

State Hospital, Hugh Mc- 

Crossan, 30 51 

State Hospital, Mary A. Peter- 
son, 

Worcester, Charles McClenna, 

Danvers, Olga Mayer, 

Danvers, William B. Osgood, 

Danvers, Bridget Dwane, 

Amounts carried forward, $1087 42 $5051 20 



146 00 


90 53 


169 46 


169 46 


169 46 



77 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 15000 00 

Amounts brought forward, $1087 42 $5051 20 



Danvers, John Daley, 


169 46 


Danvers, Mary Graham, 


182 47 


Danvers, Mary Riley, 


169 47 


Danvers, Mary O'Connor, 


169 47 


Danvers, William B. Auty, 


33 43 


State Hospital, Bridget Hayes, 


121 60 




11933 32 


Total expenditure, 




Amount overdrawn, 


< 



$6984 52 
& 1984 52 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK B. SMITH, ^ - 

Overseers 

SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, >. n 

' ( of Poor. 
SAMUEL H. BAILEY, 



78 
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT 



Total number of paupers beginning the year, 21 

Number admitted, 2 

Number died, 3 

Number discharged, 2 

Present number, 18 

Total number during year, 23 

Whole number of weeks board, 1115 

Cost per week for each, $2 17 

Number of tramps, 45 

Remaining in Almshouse 

Between seventy and eighty, 6 

Between sixty and seventy, 4 

Between fifty and sixty, 5 

Between forty and fifty, 1 

Between twenty and thirty, 1 

Between one and ten, 1 

Total, 18 

Personal Property at Almshouse 

Household furniture, 
Clothing, 
Farm stock, 
Farm tools, 
Farm produce, 
Fuel, 

Provisions, 
Total, 



$1100 


00 


500 


00 


1275 


00 


750 


00 


675 


00 


150 


00 


100 00 


$4550 00 



79 



Superintendent's Farm Report 






Dr. 




To cash received for 






Hay, due from 1903, 




$ 106 20 


Hay, 1903, 




197 44 


Vegetables, 




349 98 


Milk, 




2724 65 


Eggs, 




58 68 


Labor, 


• 


26 50 


Empty barrels, 




7 30 




$3470 75 


Due for milk, 




100 00 


Due for Hay, 




49 14 


Total, 


$3619 89 




Cb. 




By cash paid Town Treasurer, 


$3470 75 



GEORGE L. BURNHAM, Supt. 
Andover, Mass., Jan. 20, 1904. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



REPORT OF CHIEF ENGINEER 



To the Board op Selectmen : 

Gentlemen — In compliance with the regulations of the 
Fire Department, I submit the following report : 

The force consists of three engineers, eighteen members 
of Steamer Co. No. 1 and Hook and Ladder Truck, and ten 
members of the J. P. Bradlee Co. No. 2. 

The apparatus consists of two third-class steam fire en- 
gines, two two-horse hose wagons, one one-horse hose wagon, 
two hook and ladder trucks. There are about five thousand 
feet of hose in good condition. 



Schedule of 


Property 




Two Engine houses and shed, 




$16000 00 


Two steam fire engines and a] 


pparatus, 


,5000 00 


Eight horses and harnesses, 




1-200 00 


One ladder truck, 




250 00 


One ladder truck, 




1400 00 


Three hose wagons, 




800 00 


Hand engine, 




200 00 


Total, 

• 


$24850 00 



There have been seven bell alarms, eight false alarms, 
sixteen still alarms, and eleven brush fires the past year. 

Value of building and contents where fire 

occurred, 148650 00 



81 

Insurance on building and contents where fire 

occurred, 39200 00 

Loss on building and contents where fire oc- 
curred, 2926 00 

I recommend an appropriation of $3500 for the running 
expenses and care of fire alarm for the ensuing year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LEWIS T. HARDY, 
Feb. 5th, 1904. Chief Engineer. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE 



Andover, Jan. 1st, 1904. 
To the Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — In accordance with the regulations of the 
Police Department, I submit my fourth annual report. 

Whole number of arrests from Jan. 1st, 1903, to Dec. 
31st, 1903, forty-nine, as follows : 

Arrests 



Assault and Battery, 


6 


Assault, simple, 


3 


Disturbing the Peace, 


3 


Larceny, 


10 


Insane, 


4 


Malicious Mischief, 


1 


Bastardy, 


1 


Violation of Town By-Laws, 


3 


Drunkenness, 


12 


Peddling without a License, 


1 


Safe Keeping, 


1 


False Alarm of Fire, 


1 


Assault with Intent to Murder, 


1 


Discriminating, 


1 


Violation Liquor Law, 


1 


Whole number of arrests, 





49 



83 



Disposed of as follows : 
Placed on file, 

Committed to Lyman School, 
Committed to Tewksbury, 
Committed to Danvers, 
Committed to State Farm, 
Discharged, 
Paid fines, 
Committed to Jail, 
Bound over to Superior Court, 

Miscellaneous 

Burglaries reported, 

Value of property stolen, 

Value of property recovered, 

Value of Equipments of Andover Police, 

Fines Paid Town Treasurer, 

Persons locked up, 

I would recommend two more night officers. 



6 
1 
2 
4 
2 
9 
19 
2 
4 



49 

5 

$200 00 

50 00 

275 00 

160 00 

23 



Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM L. FRYE, 

Chief of Police. 



CEMETERY COMMITTEE 



The Cemetery Committee herewith submit their annual 
report of the receipts and expenditures for the year 1903. 

During the past year the usual work of clearing the 
avenues and walks has been carefully attended to and the 
cemetery has been put in a condition that reflects much 
credit on the Superintendent. The newly laid out plat in 
the southern part of the cemetery must now be put in condi- 
tion for burial purposes, and in order that this may be satis- 
factorily done, more money, than the usual appropriation, 
must be appropriated to carry out the plan of the engineer 
who has laid out the work. There are but few lots in the 
older part of the cemetery, and your Committee are obliged 
to prepare the southern portion for interments. 

We therefore ask for an appropriation of $600.00 and the 
proceeds from the sale of lots for the ensuing year. 

JOHN L. SMITH, 
F. G. HAYNES, 
CHAS. GREENE, 
GEO. W. FOSTER, 
OLIVER W. VENNARD, 
GEORGE D. MILLETT, 
JOHN W. BELL, 

Cemetery Committee. 

February 10, 1904. 



85 



Report of Superintendent of Spring Grove Cemetery 



Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, 


1300 00 


Sale of lots, 


362 80 


Received from Cemetery Fund, 


173 84 




$836 64 


Phillip Allicon, labor, 


1204 00 


Timothy Connell, labor, 


45 75 


Ernest Bullieu, labor, 


79 63 


Moses Terrian, labor, 


83 13 


Joseph Gernan, labor, 


49 00 


N. Bergeron, labor, 


90 13 


H. Allicon, labor, 


13 13 


H. A. Hayward, labor and plants, 


33 05 


Andover Press, printing, 


1 50 


Chas. P. Rea, labor and teams, 


69 25 


A. P. Richardson, manure, 


6 00 


W. H. Higgins, teams, 


4 00 


F. H. Foster, 


4 50 


George W. Foster, deeds, 


12 00 


Smith & Manning, supplies, 


22 97 


Morrison &0' Connell, sharpening drills, 


etc., 4 75 


Henry McLawlin, supplies, 


4 60 


Hardy & Cole, supplies, 


5 25 


0. W. Vennard, Supt., and labor, 


104 00 


Total expenditure, 


$836 64 



86 



Lots sold as per last report, 
Lots sold this year, 


303 
9 




Total number of lots sold, 


677 
31 


312 


Whole number of single graves sold, 


72 


Interments as per last report, 
Interments this year, 




Total number of interments, 




708 



Respectfully submitted, 

0. W. VENNARD, 

Superintendent. 



PARK COMMISSIONERS' REPORT 



The work of the Commissioners during the past year has 
been limited to very narrow lines by the small amount of 
money available. 

There are now under the control of the Park Commis- 
sioners, besides several smaller plats, three pieces of land the 
full development of which means much for the future beauty 
of the town. Two of these, the Carmel Woods and the 
'* Common " are owned by the town ; the other, the new 
playstead back of the schools is being purchased by private 
subscriptions and is held by the Park Commissioners in trust. 

Plans for the planting and other improvements on the 
" Common " are now in the hands of the Commissioners and 
it would seem to be very important that work should begin 
in the improvement of this spot at an early date. 

The expenses of the year has been as follows : 

Appropriation, March 2d, 1903, $500 00 

Expended in Carmel Woods, $36 75 

Expended on " Common," tools and 

labor, 161 51 

Paid J. H. Curtis, Landscape Engineer, 

on account for plan for " Common," 250 00 

$448 26 
Unexpended, 51 74 

$500 00 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES L. CARTER, ) p 7 

JOHN N. COLE, ™ rfc 



T. FRANK PRATT, 



Commissioners. 



TREE WARDEN'S REPORT 



During the past year our work has been confined mostly 
to trimming up the roads in the outskirts of the town, 
which were badly overgrown with underbrush and in some 
places almost impassable. Work has been done on Summer 
street, Haverhill street, Lowell street, Brundrett avenue, 
Chandler road, Reservation street, Beacon street, Wood 
Hill road, Tucker road, Salem street, Prospect Hill road, 
Greenwood road and High Plain road, in all about 25 
miles of road have been trimmed up. During the early 
Spring storms six trees were uprooted and several were 
badly broken in the outskirts and had to be removed for the 
safety of the public. Sixty-five shade trees were planted in 
various parts of the town. In closing my report I would 
ask that the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) be appropri- 
ated that the work may be carried on. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. H. PLAYDON, 

Tree Warden. 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



We herewith submit our Annual Report : 
Number of male polls assessed, 
Personal estate, #1,429,955 00 

Real estate, 4,302,125 00 



1691 





$5,732,080 00 


Poll-tax, $ 3,382 00 
Tax on personal property, 22,879 28 
Tax on real estate, 68,834 00 






$95,095 28 


Rate of Tax per 11000, 116.00 


Number of 




Horses assessed, 


704 


Cows assessed, 


1017 


Cattle other than cows assessed, 


217 


Swine assessed, 


364 


Fowl assessed, 


3700 


Dwellings assessed, 
Acres of land assessed, 


1163 
18341 


B. FRANK SMITH, 
SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, 
SAMUEL H. BAILEY, 


) Assessors 
) Andover 



ACCOUNT OF 

TAX COLLECTOR 



Abraham Marland in account with the Town of Andover. 

Dr. 

Amount due Town as by report Jan. 14, 1903, $38,556 09 
Assessors' list 1903, 93,202 30 

Andover National Bank tax, 2,200 00 



1133,958 39 



Cr. 

Amount collected, 193,648 33 

Amount abated, 500 00 

Uncollected, 39,810 06 



1133,958 39 



Interest on taxes, $559 88 

ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Collector. 
Andover, January 12, 1904. 

Note. — Collected in addition to above since books were closed, 

$4,025.08. 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Liabilities 

Tax Notes, $ 45500 00 

Water Bonds, 4 per cent ($5000.00 due 1904), 130000 00 

Water Bonds, 3 1-2 per cent ($1000 due 1904), 29000 00 

Sewer Bonds, 4 per cent, 85000 00 

Sewer Bonds, 3 1-2 per cent, (due 1904), 30000 00 

Memorial Hall Notes, 25000 00 

Park Loan, (due 1904), 1700 00 

Town House Loan ($1700 due 1904), 5100 00 





$351300 00 


Assets 




Cash, General Fund, 


$1514 08 


Cash, Sewer Department, 


8587 08 


Cash, Waterworks, 


609 41 




$10710 57 


Uncollected Taxes, 


$39810 06 


Concreting, 


750 32 


Street Watering, 


433 80 




$40994 18 


Commonwealth, State Aid, 


1936 00 


Commonwealth, Military Aid, 


60 00 


Commonwealth, Pauper Acct., 


27 35 


Cities and Towns, Relief Acct., 


580 78 


Sinking Funds, 


57634 69 


Sewer Assessments, 


18992 21 




$79281 03 


Net Liabilities, 


$130935 78 


Balance against Town, 


$220364 22 


\ 


$351300 00 



92 



GEORGE A. PARKER, 

Dr. 

Balance Jan., 1903, 

Commonwealth, Bank Tax, 

Commonwealth, Corporation Tax, 

Commonwealth, Street Railway Tax, 

Commonwerlth, Burial Pauper, 

Commonwealth, Contagious Disease, 

Commonwealth, State Highway, 

Commonwealth, Military Aid, 

Commonwealth, State Aid, 

Andover National Bank, Notes Discounted, 

Newton Jaquith, Note, 

A. Marland, Collector Taxes, 

A. Marland, Collector, Interest, 

A. Marland, Collector, street watering, 

A. Marland, Collector, concreting, 

A. Marland, Town Clerk, fees, 

A. Marland, Town Clerk, licenses, 

A. Marland, Collector, abatement of taxes, 

Liquor Licenses, 

Circus and Pedlers' Licenses, 

Water Rates, 

Spring Grove Cemetery, lots sold, 

Lawrence Savings Bank, Cemetery Fund, 

Almshouse, 

Town Hall, 

Cities and Towns, Pauper account, 

Relief Out, refunded, 

Boston & Northern Street Railway, State Highway, 

Boston & Northern Street Railway, Stone Dust, 

Boston & Northern Street Railway, Removing Snow, 

Boston & Northern Street Railway, Gutters, 

Boston & Northern Street Railway, Macadam, 

Boston & Northern Street Railway, Crossings, 

Boston & Northern Street Railway, Excise Tax, 

Ballardvale Rents, 

J. A. Smart, Agent, Dividends, 

Lawrence Gas Co., Gravel, 

E. K. Jenkins, County Treasurer, Dog Tax, 

G. E. Hussey, Milk Licenses, 

City of Boston, Supplies, 

Amount carried forward, 



Treasurer, 


in 


$ 1800 66 


5075 


52 


11443 


48 


1294 62 


15 


00 


162 


03 


4214 


36 


112 


00 


1947 


00 


161500 


00 


9000 


00 


93648 


33 


559 


88 


1162 


38 


230 


53 


32 


50 


20 


00 


500 


00 


4 


00 


17 


00 


11563 


49 


362 


80 


173 


84 


3470 


75 


339 


25 


252 


63 


243 


95 


12 


77 


12 


00 


181 


35 


15 


50 


1087 


42 


15 


00 


1433 


88 


150 


00 


103 


40 


7 


00 


667 


31 


11 


50 


10 


00 


$312853 


IS 



93 



account with the Town of Andover 



Selectmen's Orders Paid: 
Schools, 

Scboolhouses, 

Books and Supplies, 

Town Officers, 

Town House, 

Fire Department, 

Miscellaneous, 

Printing and Stationery, 

Street Lighting, 

Memorial Hall, Dog Tax, 

Interest, 

Maintenance, 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 

Notes Paid, 

Hay Scales, 

Insurance, 

New Street, 

Memorial Day, 

Sinking Funds, 

Redemption of Bonds, 

Park, 

Police, 

Public Dump, 

State Tax, 

County Tax, 

Punchard School, 

Town House Loan, 

Small Pox Loan, 

Main Street Loan, 

Park Loan, 

Horses and Drivers, 

Highways and Bridges, 

Macadam, 

Snow, 

Sidewalks, 

Tree Warden, 

revolutionary Markers, 

Street Bounds, 

Abatement of Taxes, 

Amount carried forward, 



Cr. 



$28098 


74 


1999 


91 


' 1999 


49 


5465 


50 


4099 


22 


3987 


90 


2754 


71 


1182 


46 


4577 


45 


667 


31 


11478 


19 


7520 


00 


836 


64 


161500 


00 


27 


00 


731 


96 


100 


00 


225 


00 


850 


00 


5180 


00 


448 


26 


2244 


30 


35 


20 


5760 


85 


5941 


77 


1800 


00 


1700 


00 


4700 00 


3000 


00 


1700 


00 


4774 


05 


6896 


02 


4226 


86 


509 


33 


837 


00 


500 


09 


16 


50 


283 


69 


500 


00 


&289155 40 



94 

GEORGE A. PARKER, Treasurer, m 

Dr. 

Amount brought forward, $312853 13 

Morse, Holt Schoo 
North Reading, Tuition, 
Geo. Goldsmith, Macadam, 
Shed, Holt District, 
Park Commissioners, 
Geo. H. Poor, Esq., Fines, 
Hay Scales, 

Estate Mary Gout, Refund, 
E. R. Eastman, Rent, 
J. B. Witham, Stone Dust, 
E. K. Jenkins, Gravel, 
Mrs. M. M. Holt, 
Gravel, 

Dr. Leitch, Refund, 
H. G. Waite, Road Roller, 
Wm. Wood, Road Roller, 
Old Junk, 
One Broom, 



85 


00 


45 


00 


60 


00 


15 


00 


7 


24 


165 


00 


40 


00 


22 


35 


4 


50 


15 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


35 


00 


3 


00 


1 


50 


36 


00 


1 


23 




75 


$313,395 


70 



96 

account with the Town of Andover 

Cr. 

Amount brought forward, $289155 40 

Phillips Academy, Abatement of Tax, 2701 28 

Street Signs, 129 20 

State Highway, 4043 55 





$296029 43 


Overseers' Orders: 




Relief Out, 


7153 99 


Almshouse Expenses, 


6042 20 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


600 00 


State Aid, 


1936 00 


Military Aid, 


120 00 



$15852 19 
Balance on hand, 1514 08 



$313395 70 



Water Department 



Dr. 



Balance, January, 1903, 


$1472 29 


Town, Redemption of Bonds, 


5180 00 


Town, Maintenance, 


7520 00 


Town, Interest, 


6330 63 


Interest on Bonds sold, 


31 12 


Bonds Sold, 


2000 00 


Service-pipe, 


2908 59 




$25442 63 


Cr. 




Orders paid, 


$12398 22 


Interest on Bonds, 


6435 00 


Bonds cancelled, 


6000 00 


Balance, 


609 41 




$25442 63 



97 



Sewer Department 



Dr. 



Balance, January, 1903, 


12638 54 


Common Sewer, 


20T 95 


Pipe so)d, 


14 45 


Loam sold, 


6 00 


Sinking Fund, Redemption of Bonds, 


10000 00 


Sewer Connections, 


714 75 


Sewer Assessments, 


15092 73 


Interest on Sewer Assessments, 


1610 47 


Interest on Deposit, 


138 11 




"§30423 00 


Cr. 




Orders paid, 


$2146 61 


Interest on Bonds, 


4630 00 


Paid Sinking Fund, 


5006 81 


Rebate on Sewer Connections, 


52 50 


Bonds Redeemed, 


10000 00 


Balance, 


8587 08 




$30423 00 



98 




Memorial Hall Notes 




Dr. 




Balance, Jan. 1903, $1682 94 


Received from Town, 


100 00 


Broadway Savings Bank, Interest, 


24 48 


Andover Savings Bank, Interest, 


3 52 


Lowell Institution for Savings, Interest, 


37 50 




$1848 44 



Or. 

Deposited Broadway Savings Bank, $ 630 48 

Deposited Lowell Institution for Savings, 1037 50 
Deposited Andover Savings Bank, 180 46 

$1848 44 



Edward Taylor Fund 

Dr. 

Balance, January 1903, 137 29 

Andover Savings Bank Interest, 5 54 

$142 83 



Cr. 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $142 83 

Frye Village School Fund 

Dr. 

Balance, January, 1903, $1081 08 

Andover Savings Bank, Interest, 43 46 



$1124 54 



Cr. 

Paid Haywood Bros., $10 42 

Paid A. Kaiser, 11 00 

Deposited Andover Savings Bank, 1103 12 



$1124 54 



99 



Spring Grove Cemetery Fund 

Dr. 
Balance, January, 1903, $349 53 

Lawrence Savings Bank, Interest, 14 10 



Or. 

Amount Withdrawn, 

Balance in Lawrence Savings Bank, 



1173 84 
189 79 



$363 63 



$363 63 



Draper Fund 

Dr. 
Received from W. F. Draper, $1000 00 

Cr. 
Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $1000 00 

Cemetery Fund 

Dr. 
Trust Funds for care of Cemetery Lots, $4583 30 



$4583 30 



Or. 
Deposited Andover Savings Bank, $4383 30 

Two Shares Andover Nat. Bank, 200 00 



$4583 30 



GEO. A. PARKER, 



Andover, Jan. 21, 1904. 



Treasurer. 



AUDITORS' CERTIFICATE 



We have examined the accounts of the several Town 
Officers and find them correctly cast, with satisfactory 
vouchers for all payments. 

The Town Treasurer has on deposit in the Andover 
National Bank and cash on hand $1,514.08. Also $609.41 
to the credit of the Water Loan and $8,587.08 to the credit 
of the Sewer Loan. 

GEORGE A. HIGGINS, 
CHARLES B. JENKINS, 
NESBIT G. GLEASON, 

Auditors. 



LIST OF JURORS 



TOWN OF ANDOVER, 1904 



Averill, George L. 
Bailey, David M. 
Bailey, Frank E. 
Barton, Elisha R, 
Bod well, Horace C. 
Bowman, Charles 
Boutwell, Chester N. 
Boutwell, Samuel H. 
Brown, George A. 
Buchan, John S. 
Burnham, George L. 
Burns, William J. 
Carter, George M. 
Chase, Herbert F. 
Chase, Omar P. 
Clinton, John H. 
Cole, Roscoe K. 
Cropley, William W. 
Cutler, Abalino B. 
Daley, James E. 
Dear, Alexander 
Dick, Alexander L. 
Davey, John 
Donald, Walter S. 
Donovan, Charles E. 
Donovan, Patrick 
Eames, Harry M. 
English, Patrick 
Fallows, John Jr., 



Farmer 

Rubber worker 
Farmer 
Machinist 
Rubber worker 
Blacksmith 
Farmer 
Farmer 
Clerk 
Plumber 
Farmer 
Merchant 
Farmer 
Merchant 
Merchant 
Janitor 
Carpenter 
Farmer 

B. & M. Car Shop 
Rubber worker 
Farmer 
Overseer 
Switchman 
Manufacturer 
Painter 
R. R. foreman 
Farmer 
Blacksmith 
Metal polisher 



102 



Flint, George E. 


Farmer 


Flynn, Thomas B. 


Rubber worker 


Gray, Ira 0. 


Carpenter 


Gledhill, William F., 


Janitor 


Grosvenor, James 


Retired 


Hardy, E. Gerry 


Farmer 


Hardy, Albert A. 


Farmer 


Hardy, Edward S. 


Farmer 


Hanson, Sylvester W. 


Farmer 


Haynes, Roy M. 


Clerk 


Higgins, Fred W. 


Stable 


Hayward, Henry A. 


Farmer 


Hilton, Henry 


Operative 


Holt, Maurice G. 


Carpenter 


Horan, Thomas J. 


Operative 


Hulme, Samuel P. 


Photographer 


Hurley, John F. 


Carpenter 


Hussey, George E. 


Clerk 


Jackson, Arthur R., 


Clerk 


Jenkins, Charles B. 


Clerk 


Knight, Isaac M. 


Horseman 


Leslie, David C. 


Flax Dresser 


Livingston, William 


Farmer 


Livingston, Charles W. 


Farmer 


Lovejoy, S. Arthur 


Farmer 


Matthews, Clester E. 


Wool Sorter 


May, James S. 


Painter 


McDonald, James 


Rubber worker 


Moody, A. Herbert 


Carpenter 


Morse, John F. 


Farmer 


Mott, Albert W. 


Machinist 


Murphy, Charles H. 


Barber 


Newton, Charles H. 


Farmer 


Newton, Fred 


Operative 


Newcomb, Joel E. 


Operative 


Nice, John 


Florist 



103 



Noyes, John L. 


Farmer 


Peters, Thomas 


Operative 


Pearson, Walter B. 


Operative 


Pitman, John E. 


Carpenter 


Piatt, Thomas W. 


Carpenter 


Poland, Austin S. 


Carpenter 


Poor, Daniel H. 


Wool sorter 


Putnam, James N. 


Farmer 


Reed, Richard C. 


Painter 


Saunders, Leonard G. 


Clerk 


Schneider, Louis H. 


Moulder 


Shaw, George 


Retired 


Shaw, Benjamin 


Operative 


Stack, John, 


Janitor 


Stiles, George W. 


Carpenter 


Stott, Thomas E. 


Wool sorter 


Swanton, Fred A. 


Milk Dealer 


Symonds, Frederick 


Farmer 


Thomes, Samuel 


Carpenter 


Thayer, Samuel 


Farmer 


Tough, Alvin E. 


Clerk 


Tuck, M. Warren 


Carpenter 


Walker, Walter 


Carpenter 


Watson, Robert A. 


Farmer 


Way, Clarence J. 


Farmer 


Whittier, John 0. 


Farmer 



B. FRANK SMITH, 
SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, 
SAMUEL H. BAILEY. 

Selectmen of Andover. 



STREET BOUNDS 



To the Eonorablt Board of Selectmen — 

Acting at your request I have attended to investigating 
the matter of street bounds for the Highways of Andover and 
submit the following report. 

As in all other matters the first requisite was the obtain- 
ing of positive knowledge of existing facts in relation to the 
Highways ; and the major part of the labor performed has 
been in that line. 

Both County and Town records were found to be in a 
rather chaotic condition ; in many cases the records are im- 
perfect, improperly indexed or no index at all. The first 
duty therefore was to bring the records into some sort of 
order. With the advice and consent of your Board the 
records of County Highways in Andover were transcribed by 
Miss Alice C. Jenkins and are now on file in the Town 
House ; the Town records relating to Town Highways have 
been indexed and the County Highways carried to the same 
index so that a street record can be found indexed under its 
present name. , 

The layout of streets as shown by the records has been 
compared with the present location of street lines as shown 
by surveys recently made wherever notes of such surveys 
are on file. New surveys have been made of Central, High, 
School, Stevens and North Main streets, and in addition 
street lines have been located on Highland Road, Phillips 
and Whittier streets. 

A study of the records and comparison of Street lines as 
they are given with lines as at present located shows a woe- 
ful state of affairs. Landmarks which may have been suf- 
ficient at the time the layout was made have entirely dis- 
appeared. Previous to A. D. 1728 the length of the lines 



105 

or the angles are not recorded, for example a street may be 
recorded as beginning at a marked tree on land of A. thence 
running to a great stone on land of B. thence as stakes are 
set on either side to a Highway. From 1728 to 1759 the 
length of the lines appear but no directions or angles ap- 
pear on the records; since 1759 the records show that actual 
surveys of the streets were made but no care seems to have 
been taken to establish or maintain permanent landmarks. 
In making an attempt to establish street lines where any- 
thing like reliable data is obtainable it is found that in many 
cases the street has not been built as laid out or has been 
encroached upon until it becomes a question as to whether 
it is better to take the old layout or have the Town accept a 
new one. 

To remedy this condition I would suggest that the Town 
might instruct the Selectmen, to relocate such of the street 
lines of the Town Highways and petition the County Com- 
missioners to lay out such of the County Highways, as they 
shall find necessary. 

This may be taken up and be pushed to completion as 
rapidly as possible or an appropriation may be made each 
year to be expended with this end in view, in either case it 
is a tedious job and a matter of considerable expense to the 
Town, but I can see no other way of preserving your streets. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN E. SMITH. 
Andover, Dec. 21,1903. 



MEMORIAL HALL 



THIRTY-SECOND ANNUAL REPORT OF 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



The Trustees have very little to add to the reports of the 
Treasurer and of the Librarian, given in another part of this 
pamphlet. 

A gift from Mr. David Middleton, lately deceased at the 
age of eighty-six, has reminded us of the early days of our 
Library. Mr. Middleton, who was one of the original mem- 
bers of the Board and also of the Library Committee, was 
conspicuously active and helpful in its formative period. 
When the choice of a system for the operation of the 
Library was under discussion, he, with other members of 
the Board, visited the libraries of Newton, Brookline, and 
other towns to inquire into the working of their systems. 
He also gave much time and thought to the consideration 
of the rules and regulations which have continued from that 
time to govern the administration of the Library. 

The gift consists of the portraits of two of his most dis- 
tinguished countrymen, Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott, 
which have been hung in the Memorial Room, a valuable 
book, " The Tartans of the Clans of Scotland," which can 
be seen in the Reference Room, and some fifteen other 
volumes relating to Scotland and Scottish life. 

Another addition to the Reference Room is the "New 
International Encyclopedia," seventeen volumes, published 



107 

by Dodd, Mead & Company. This is probably the most 
valuable as well as the most modern book of its kind 
possessed by the Library. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, 
FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, 
E. KENDALL JENKINS, 
JOSEPH A. SMART, 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL, 
GEO. W. FOSTER, 
C. C. CARPENTER, 

Trustees. 
Andover, Feb. 1, 1904. 



108 

Frederic S. Boutwell, Treasurer of Trustees of Memorial 

RECEIPTS. 



Feb. 1, 1903. 


Cash on hand, 


$ 468 17 


Mar. 9, " 


Dog tax, Town Treasurer, 


667 31 


May 8, " 


Interest on mortgage, 


100 00 


June 11, " 


Interest on Town notes, 


1400 00 


Oct. 6, " 


Interest on mortgage, 


100 00 


Jan. 9, 1904. 


Ballard Holt, fines, etc., 


54 22 


9, " 


Sale of book, 


2 80 


" " 12, " 


Sale of Art Catalogues, 


1 10 


" 21, " 


Interest from Savings Banks, 


369 42 



$3163 02 



109 

Hall Library, in account with the Town of Andover, Mass. 

EXPENDITURES. 

Ballard Holt, salary, 

James O. Bradshaw, salary, 

Andover Electric Co., 

Lawrence Gas Co., 

Frank E. Gleason, coal and wood, 

John E. Murphy, labor, 

J. A. Smart, insurance, 

A. Marland, sprinkling streets, 

C. J. Way, carrier, 

F. J. Barnard & Co., 

Franklin Book Bindery, 

Little, Brown & Co., books, 

F. O. Baldwin, Agt., Enc. Brit., 

F. S. Blanchard & Co., book, 

Scarborough Co., book map, 

Pilgrim Press, books, 

H. W. Wilson Co., books, 

Dodd, Mead & Co., 

Bates & Guild Co., 

O. P. Chase, papers, 

Irving P. Fox, periodical, 

Julia E. Twichell, 

Harriet W. Carter, 

Andover Press, supplies, 

C. S. Buchan, labor, 

D. Donovan & Son, labor, 

E. C. Pike, labor, 
Chas. P. Rea, labor, 
H. F. Chase, repairs, 
J. E. Whiting, repairs, 
Hardy & Cole, repairs, 
Geo. A. Higgins, supplies, 
Smith & Manning, supplies, 
T. A. Holt & Co., supplies, 
Jordan Marsh Co., 
Tuttle's Express, 
Ballard Holt, sundries, 
Postage, 

Treasurer's salary, 
Cash to balance, 



$ 800 


00 


73 


00 


212 


49 


92 


50 


389 


50 


146 


20 


75 


00 


8 


50 


78 


00 


86 


15 


3 


10 


268 


25 


95 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


2 


48 


3 


00 


90 


00 


4 


80 


30 


00 




50 


69 


98 


12 


00 


28 


00 


7 


02 


9 


65 


1 


25 


2 


00 


1 


50 




75 


3 


17 


1 


85 


6 


67 




40 


9 


00 


7 


25 


69 


89 


1 


50 


25 


00 


441 


67 


S3163 


02 



110 
Treasurer's Report Trustees Memorial Hall — Continued 



Funds 

Permanent Fund, $20000 00 

John Byers Fund, 10000 00 

John Cornell Fund, (per.), 5000 00 
John Cornell Fund, purchase 2700 00 
Edward Taylor Fund, 500 00 

W. C. T. U. Fund, 100 00 

Cash, 441 67 



Invested as Follows 



$38741 67 



Town Note, 


$20000 00 


Town Note, 


5000 00 


Mortgage, 


4000 0C 


Savings Banks, 


9300 00 


Cash, 


441 67 



$38741 67 



Feb. 2, 1904. 



Examined and verified the foregoing account, 



J. A. Smart, 
E. K. Jenkins. 

Finance Committee. 



Ill 



REPORT OF LIBRARIAN 



To the Board of Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library : 

Gentlemen : — I herewith respectfully submit to you my 
annual report for the year ending December 31st, 1903. 



Comparative Statistics 

1902 

Increased by purchase, 163 

Increased by gift, 67 

Increased by binding periodicals, 48 

Total number of volumes in the library, 16630 

Number of pamphlets presented, 123 

Total number of pamphlets in the Library, 8260 

Number of days the Library was open, 295 
Number of volumes delivered : 1902 



General delivery, 
Abbott District, 
Bailey District, 
North District, 
Osgood District, 
Public Schools, 



15668 
123 
405 
112 
580 
348 



1903 
15881 
172 
401 
59 
636 
294 



17286 17373 

Largest daily issue, 164 

Largest weekly issue, 498 

Average daily issue, 56 

Per-centage of fiction and juvenile taken out, 79 

Notices sent to delinquent borrowers, 760 

New names registered, 202 

Number of books covered anew, 1947 

Number of volumes rebound, 167 

Volumes delivered for use in Reading-room, 621 

Average attendance in Reading-room, 65 
Amount of fines collected, $37.50 

Amount received for use of books, 4.74 

Amount received for sale of catalogues (26), 9.50 



1903 
189 

89 
67 

16675 
127 

8387 
306 



141 

474 

58 

81 

759 

218 

1700 

179 

668 

62 

$41.42 

6.30 

6.50 



112 



List of Donors 

Abbot Courant, 

Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, Mass., 

Alden, John, 

" " Miscellaneous pamphlets and papers. 

Andover, Town of, 
Boston, Mass., record commissioners, 
Boston Public Library, 
Bunker Hill Monument Association, 
Cambridge Public Library, 
Candage, R. G. F., Cambridge, Mass., 
Carpenter, Rev. C. C. 
Cole, John N., 

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md., 
Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass., 
Harper & Brothers, New York, 
Indian Rights Association, 
Jenkins, E. K. 
Knox, Hon. W. S., 
Lawrence Public Library, 
Massachusetts, Commonwealth of, 
Mtssachusetts Institute of Technology, 
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of 

Cruelty to Animals, 
Middleton, Mrs. Catherine A., 
Mills, F. S., 
Newton Free Library, 
New York Public Library, 
Phillips, S. L., Washington, D. C, 
Pillsbury, A. E., Boston, Mass., 
Ripley, G. B. 
Salem Pu ilic Library, 
Somervjlle Public Library, 

Stevens, Hon. Moses T., North Andover, Mass., 
Traveler's Record, 
United States, 

Universalist Publishing House, 
Walkley, Miss Ellen 0., Boston, Mass., 
Whitney, C. C, Marshall, Minn., 
Worcester Free Public Library. 



Vols. 



27 



10 



51 



15 



15 

1 



Pamps. 
2 



74 



30 



Ppri. 



12 



52 



10 



52 



140 



127 126 



113 

Gifts to the Art Collection* 
Mrs. Catherine A. Middleton, two portraits, Burns and Scott. 



Thirty-four volumes have been withdrawn and replaced with new 
ones. 

Three books have been sent for by messenger. 

One number of American Boy, one number of Andover Towns- 
man, one number of Youth's Companion, two numbers of Boston 
Journal, have been taken from the Reading-room and not returned. 



BALLARD HOLT, 

Librarian. 



Andover, Jan. 5, 1904. 



Report of Custodian of the Cornell Art Room, 

To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library : 

Gentlemen : — The report of the Cornell Art Room for 
the year ending Dec. 31st, 1903, is herewith submitted. 

The Cornell Art Room was closed during the months of 
January, February, and March, owing to scarcity of fuel. 
Since that time it has been open 79 days with an average 
daily attendance of 33. The average of the two preced- 
ing years was 35, which shows that the interest in the Art 
Collection is steadily maintained. The total number of 
visitors for the year has been 2556 ; of these 784 were 
adults and 1772 were children. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JULIA E. TWICHELL. 



CORNELL FUND 



Amount of Fund, 
Deposited in Savings 


Bank, 


$5000 00 
5000 00 


Cash on hand, 
Dividends, 1903, 


$217 56 
40 00 




$257 56 


Amount expended, 
Cash on hand, 


$184 69 
72 87 




$257 56 



FRANK E. GLEASON, ) 
JOSEPH A. SMART, \ Trustees. 
CHARLES GREENE, ) 



February 15, 1903. 



PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 



The Trustees of the Punchard Free School submit to the Town this 
report of the condition of the fund and of the income and expenditures 
for the year 1903 : 

TREASURER'S REPORT FOR YEAR ENDING DEC. 31, 1903. 



PRINCIPAL. 



Amount of the Fund Jan. 1st, 1903. 
Of this amount there was in cash, 
In real estate at Ballardvale, 
In mortgages on real estate, 



$1550 00 

1450 00 

72005 00 



$75005 00 



$75005 00 



CHANGES IN PRINCIPAL. - 



Cash at beginning of the year, 
Mortgages paid during the year, 



Invested in new mortgages, 
Deposited in Trust Co., 



$3250 00 
3600 00 



Condition of the fund, Dec. 31, 1903. 
Real estate mortages, 
Land and Building at Ballardvale, 
Cash on deposit in Trust Co., 

INCOME. 

Balance on hand Jan. 1, 1903, 
Interest on mortgage notes for the year,' 
Interest on deposit in Trust Co., 
Rent of Ballardvale real estate,} 

EXPENSES 

Salaries, supplies, etc., as per schedule, 
Balance on hand, 



$1550 00 
5300 00 

$6850 00 



$6850 00 

$69955 00 
1450 00 
3600 00 



$ 419 89 

3738 04 

58 54 

106 80 



$3518 78 
804 49 



$75005 00 



$4323 27 



$4323 27 



116 
DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENSES. 

S. Hale Baker, acting principal, 

Alton TV. Pierce, principal, 

Wm. J. Henderson, teacher, 

Geo. W. Low, teacher, 

Grace L. Burtt, teacher, 

Alice A. Brown, teacher, 

Frederic Palmer, chairman of visiting committee, 

Geo..H. Poor, treasurer, 

Geo. A. Andrews, expenses, 

Arthur Bliss, supplies, 

A. Bliss, P. M., supplies, 
American Express Co., 
L. E. Knott Apparatus Co., 
Oliver Typewriter Co., machine, * 
Geo. A. Parker, insurance, 
Smith Typewriter Co., machine, 

B. B. Tuttle, express, 



Total expenses. 



J. W. BARNARD PRIZE FUND. 

Ten shares of preferred stock of the Union Pacific Railroad yielding 
an annual income of forty dollars, which is to be distributed in three 
prizes of $20, $12, and $8 respectively for excellence in English com- 
position. 

Balance of income on hand Dec. 31, 1902, 

Dividends in 1902, 

Sale of rights to subscribe, 



$453 


93 


330 


00 


515 


00 


290 


10 


. 719 


70 


750 


05 


50 


00 


200 


00 


4 


75 


3 


30 


2 


12 




25 


56 


93 


60 


00 


4 


00 


74 


00 


4 


65 


$3518 


78 





Prizes awarded — 

Sarah H. Pratt, 

Dorothy B. Logan, 

William C. Bliss, 

Isabel F. Starbuck, 
Balance on hand Dec. 31, 1903, 



$20 00 


40 


00 


6 


00 


$20 00 


12 


00 


8 


00 


6 


00 


20 


00 



— $es oo 



$66 00 



117 

At the suggestion of the late Mr. Barnard, the six dollars received 
from sale of rights was given as the fourth prize. 

Respectfully submitted by 

GEO. H. POOR, 

Treasurer. 
January 1, 1904. 



Examined and found correct, 

GEORGE A. PARKER, 
M. E. GUTTERSON, 

Auditors. 



FREDERIC PALMER, MYRON E. GUTTERSON, 

FRANK R. SHIPMAN, GEORGE H. POOR, 

G. A. ANDREWS, HORACE H. TYER, 

GEORGE A. PARKER, SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, 

TRU8TEE8. 

January 23, 1904. 



RECOMMENDATIONS 



OF 



FINANCE COMMITTEE, 1904 



The following is a list of appropriations, 


recommended 


by the Finance Committee: 






Maintenance of Schools, 




$29000 00 


School-Houses, 




2000 00 


School-Books and Supplies, 




2200 00 


Printing and Stationery, 




1200 00 


Miscellaneous, ($2165.77 unpaid bills), 




4500 00 


Repairs on Highways and Bridges, 




3000 00 


And the sum of $2500.00 to be taken from the 




money refunded by the street sprinkling, Street R. 




R. and for the use of teams. Balance to 


be 




turned into the Treasury. 






Macadam, 




3000 00 


Sidewalks, 




400 00 


To be spent under the Betterment Act, 




200 00 


Horses and Drivers, 




4500 00 


Removing Snow, 




1000 00 


Fire Department, 




3500 00 


Relief out of Almshouse, 




3800 00 


Soldiers' Relief, 




1200 00 


Almshouse Expenses, 




5000 00 


Repairs on Almshouse, 




200 00 


Tree Warden, 




500 00 


Public Dump, 




50 00 


To be spent by A. V. I. S. 






Hay Scales, 




50 00 


Public Works, 




6650 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$71950 00 



119 



Amount brought forward, 




< 


171950 00 


Estimated cost of maintenance of Water Works 




for 1904: 








John E. Smith, 


$1500 00 




Geo. E. Hussey, 


600 


00 




Engineer, 


840 


00 




Care of teams, 


450 


00 




Extra labor, 


600 


00 




Printing and Stationer}-, 


100 


00 




Postage, 


100 


00 




Reading and Care of Meters, 


650 


00 




Sundry Supplies, 


100 


00 




Fuel, ' 


1500 


00 




Oil, Waste, and Packing, 


200 


00 




Telephone Tolls, 


10 


00 






$6850 00 




Interest, 






11000 00 


Redemption of Water Bonds, 






6000 00 


Notes Payable, 








Town House, 






1700 00 


Park Loan, 






1700 00 


Memorial Day, 






225 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 






300 00 


And proceeds of sale of Lots. 








Police Department, 






2400 00 


Town House, 






1600 00 


Park Commission, 






500 00 


Tax refunded Phillips Academy, 






1005 53 


State Aid, 






2000 00 


Military Aid, 






250 00 


Insurance, 






700 00 


Town Officers, 






5700 00 


Street Lighting, 






4800 00 


Sinking Funds, 








Memorial Hall, 






600 00 


Water Bond, 






750 00 


Repairs on Punchard High School 


(unpaid bills), 
9 


775 00 


Amount carried forward 


L13955 53 



120 



Amount brought forward. 
Abatement of Taxes, 
State Tax, 
County Tax, 
Phoel.e F. Phillips Chapter* 

Total appropriation recommended, 



$113955 53 
500 00 

6000 00 

6000 00 

50 00 

$126,505 53 



It was recommended that the office of the Board 
of Public Works be kept open one night each 
week. 

A. BLISS, Chairman, Three Years 
BARNETT ROGERS, Secretary, Three Years 



WALTER S. DONALD 

Three Years 
M. F. D'ARCY 

Three Years 
J. NEWTON COLE 

Three Years 
M. J. CURRAN 

Two Years 
J. WARREN BERRY 

Two Years 
FRANK T. CARLTON 

Two Years 



ANDREW McTERNEN 

Two Years 
JOHN H. FLINT 

One Year 

HARRY M. EAMES 

One Year 
ALEX. LAMONT 

One Year 
BERNARD M. ALLEN 

One Year 
P. J. SCOTT 

One Year 



Finance Committee 



TOWN WARRANT 



ESSEX, SS : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
And over. Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of 
the Town of Andover Qualified to vote in town affairs to 
meet and assemble at the Town House, in said Andover, on 
Monday the seventh day of March, 1904, at 7.30 a. m., to 
act on the following articles : 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2nd. — To choose Town Clerk, Treasurer, Collector 
of Taxes, three members of the Board of Selectmen, Asses- 
sors and Overseers of the Poor for one year, one member of 
the Board of Health for three years, three members of the 
School Committee for three years, one Trustee of Memorial 
Hall for seven years, one Trustee of Cornell Fund for three 
years, one Park Commissioner for three years, two members 
of the Board of Public Works for three years, five Trustees 
of Punchard Free School for three years, one Tree Warden 
for one year, three Auditors of Accounts, one or more Con- 
stables, Fence Viewers, Field Drivers, Surveyors of Lumber, 
Fire Wards, a Pound Keeper, one Surveyor of Highways, 
and any other officers the town may determine to choose. 

Article 3rd. — To take action on the following question : 
" Shall license be granted for the sale of Intoxicating 
Liquors in this town ? " 



122 

Article 4th. — To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for Schools, School-houses, School-books and 
supplies, Highways and Bridges, Macadamized Roads, Side- 
walks, Removing Snow, Horses and Drivers, Street Light- 
ing, Town Officers, Police Public Works, (Maintenance, 
Construction and Sinking Funds) Sinking Fund for Memo- 
rial Hall Notes, Fire Department, (Maintenance and Fire 
Alarm), Town House, Almshouse, Repairs on Almshouse, 
State Aid, Military Aid, Relief out of Almshouse, Soldiers' 
Relief, State Tax, County Tax, Abatement of Taxes, Interest 
on Bonds, Funds and Notes, Redemption of Water Bonds 
(Yoted Oct. 21, 1889,) Notes Payable (Park Loan, Town 
House Improvement) Printing and Stationery, Miscellan- 
eous, Memorial Day, Insurance, Spring Grove 'Cemetery, 
Hay Scales, Park Commission, Tree Warden, Public Dump 
and other town charges and expenses. 

Article 5th. — To see if the town will concur with the 
Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners in the proposed 
changes in the boundary line between the towns of Andover 
and North Reading, as recommended by said Board, or to 
take any other action thereon. 

Article 6th. — To see if the town will appropriate the sum 
of two thousand six hundred forty nine 85 — 100 dollars 
(12649.85) to defray the sewerage assessment against town 
property. 

Article 7th. — To see what action the town will take in 
regard to the gift of one thousand dollars ($1000) by 
Warren F. Draper. 

Article 8 th. — To see if the town will raise and appropriate 
a sum of money for the following purposes : To build an an- 
nex to the John Dove schoolhouse ; to install a central heat- 
ing plant connecting with the John Dove, Stowe and 
Pun chard Schools ; to install sanitaries in the Punch ard, 
John Dove, Indian Ridge and Bradlee Schools, and to make 



123 

such alteration as may be necessary to carry these changes 
into effect. 

Article 9th. — To see whether the Town will re-appropriate 
one thousand dollars ($1000.00) to carry out the provisions 
of the vote passed a year ago relating to the Bailey school- 
house. 

Article 10th. — To see if the Town will appropriate one 
thousand and five and 03—100 dollars (81005.03) to re- 
imburse Trustees of Phillips Academy for balance of amount 
of taxes paid under protest. 

Article 11th. — To see what action the Town will take to 
establish the street bounds and if necessary appropriate a 
sum of money therefor. 

Article 12th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money sufficient to make a drain to carry off the surface 
water on Red Spring Road near the property of John Hickey 
and John Henderson. 

Article 13th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money sufficient to complete Pine Street. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town will appropriate Twelve 
hundred dollars ($1200.00) for repairs on Webster Street, to 
widen, remove brush, trees, etc., from the same from North 
Street to the Lawrence Line, and to put this road in a safe 
condition for travel, on petition of Dennis Riordan and 
others. 

Article 15th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money not to exceed Three hundred dollars ($300.00) to 
construct a sidewalk on the westerly side of Lowell Street 
from Mr. Lane's to Dascomb Road, on petition of William 
Shaw and others. 



124 

Article 16th. — To see if the Town will accept the street as 
laid out by the Selectmen, from Elm Street to Walnut 
Avenue between the residences of Mrs. Anne Locke and 
George A. Christie, and appropriate a sum of money for con- 
structing the same. 

Article 17th. — To see if the Town will instruct the Street 
Lighting Committee to have an incandescent street light 
placed on Central Street at or near where Rogers' Brook 
crosses said street, on petition of Dennis F. Sweeny and 
others. 

Article 18th. — To see if the Town will accept Chapter 484 
of the Acts of the Legislature of 1903, in regard to licensing 
coal and coke dealers. 

Article 19th. — To see if the Town will accept so much of 
Section 23, Chapter 25, of the Revised Laws, as pertains to 
the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks, within the 
limits of highways or town ways thereon, to such extent as 
they deem expedient. 

Article 20th. — To see if the Town will revise and accept 
the list of Jury prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Article 21st. — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 22nd. To fix the pay of the Firemen for the en- 
suing year. 

Article 23rd. — To determine the method of collecting 
taxes for the ensuing year. 

Article 24th. — To determine what disposition shall be 
made of unexpended appropriations. 

Article 25th. — To see if the Town will appropriate Three 
hundred dollars (1300.00) for further street signs. 



125 

Article 26th. — To authorize the Town Treasurer to hire 
money for the use of the Town in anticipation of taxes for 
the current year, upon the approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 27th. — To determine the amount of money to be 
raised by taxation for the ensuing year. 

Article 28th. — To transact any other business that may 
legally come^before the meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant 
with your doings thereon, to the Selectmen at the time and 
place of meeting. 

Given under our hands at Andover, this fifteenth day of 
February, in the year one thousand nine hundred and four. 

B. FRANK SMITH, ) c 7 ., 

SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, ^™<^ 
S. H. BAILEY, Andover 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



LIST OF ACCESSIONS 



Bulletin No. 23, 190} 



LIST OF ACCESSIONS, 1903 



A. 

Abbot, W. J. American merchant ships and sailors. 656. A 129 
Adams, J. Q. Life in a New England town, 1787-88 : 
diary of John Quincy Adams while a stu- 
dent in the office of Theophilus Parsons at 

Newburyport 92 A 214 1 

Allen, J. L. Mettle of the pasture A 427 me 

American Naturalist. V. 36 504 A 512 

Andover Townsman. V. 15-16. .... Ref. 

Andrews, Mary R. S. Vive l'Empereur. . . . A 568 vi 

Atlantic Monthly. V. 90-91 O 51. A 881 



B. 

Babcock, M. B. Thoughts for every-day living. . 
Bacheller, I. A. Darrell of the Blessed Isles. 
Barbour. Anna M. At the time appointed. 

That Mainwaring affair. .... 

Barr, Mrs. Amelia E. H. Black shilling : a tale of 

Boston towns. ..... 

Thyra Varrick : a love story. 
Barr, Robert. Over the border : a romance. 

Prince of good fellows. .... 

Barrie, J. B. Little white bird ; or, adventures in Ken 

sington gardens. .... 

Barry, W. F. Papal monarchy, from St. Gregory the 

Great to Boniface VIII. (590-1303.) 

[Story of the nations.]. 

Bell, J. J. Ethel 

Wee Macgregor. ...... 

Benson, E. F. The relentless city. 

Betts, Lillian W. Story of an East-side family. . 

Birds and nature. V. 12-13. .... 

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. V. 172-183. 
Bogue, Mrs. Lilian B. Dowager Countess and Amer 

ican girl 

Interference of Patricia. .... 

Boston, Mass. Record commissioners. Report. V 

25-30 



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B 271 bl 
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Carey, Rosa N. Mistress of Brae farm : a novel. 
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Carryl, G. W. Zut and other Parisians. 
Castle, Mrs. Agnes and Egerton. Star dreamer : a ro 

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Century. Y. 64-66 

Cesaresco, Evelyn M., Countess. Italian characters in 

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Chambers, R. W. Maid-at-arms : a novel. . 
Maids of Paradise. .... 

Clifford, Mrs. Lucy L. Woodside farm. 
Cloud, Virginia W. A reed by the river : poems. 
Coleridge, Christobel. Charlotte Mary Yonge : her 

life and letters 

Congressional record, 57 congress, 2nd session. 6 v 

58 congress, special session. I v. 
Contemporary Review. V. 82-83. 
Cornhill Magazine. New series. V. 13-14. 

Cosmopolitan. V. 33-35 

Couch, A. T. Q. Hetty Wesley. 

Crawford, F. M. Heart of Rome : a tale of the 

water." 

Crockett, S. R. Flower-o'-the-corn. . 
Crothers, S. M. The gentle reader. . 
Crowley, Mary C. Love thrives in war : a romance of 

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Cumont, Franz. Mysteries of Mithra. 
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Daskam, Josephine D. 
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Middle aged love stories. 



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Davis, R. H. The bar sinister. . . ... . D 298 b 

Deland, Mrs. Ellen D. Three girls of Hazelmere : a 

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Ford, Sewell. Horses nine : stories of harness and 

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Fox, John, Jr. Little shepherd of kingdom come. . F 834 li 

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Ho wells W. D. Letters home 

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Keller, Helen. Story of my life. 
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McCaleb, W. F. The Aaron Burr conspiracy. . . 973.4 M 12 

McCarthy, Justin. Pope Leo XIII 92 L 553 M 

McCarthy, J. H. If I was king. . . . . M 128 if 

Marjorie. M 128 m 

McLean, Norman. Dwellers in the mist. M 2221 dw 

McClure's Magazine. V. 19-21. . . . . O 51.M 13 

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Martin, Mrs. George M. Emmy Lou : her book and 

heart. M 346 em 

Massachusetts. Education, Board of. Annual re- 
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General court. Acts and resolves passed 

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Journal of the house of representatives, 1903. 328.74 M 38 h 

Journal of the senate, 1903. . . .328.74 M 38 j 



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Manual containing the rules of the two 

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Charity, Board of. Annual report. 
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BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



FOURTH 
ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



BOARD of PUBLIC WORKS 



EMBRACING THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF 

WATER COMMISSIONERS AND SEVENTH 

ANNUAL REPORT OF SEWER 

COMMISSIONERS 



FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



JANUARY 12, 1904 



ANDOVER, MASS. 

THE ANDOVER PRESS 

1904 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



JOHN L. SMITH, Chairman, 
FELIX G. HAYNES, Secretary, 
JOHN W. BELL, 
LEWIS T. HARDY, 
JAMES C. SAWYER, 

SUPERINTENDENT 

JOHN E. SMrTH. 



Term expires 1906 
Term expires 1905 
Term expires 1904 
Term expires 1904 
Term expires 1905 



REPORT OF 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



To the Citizens of Andover : 

The Board of Public Works submit their fifth annual 
report, it being the seventh of the Sewer and fifteenth of the 
Water Systems for the year ending January 12th, 1904. 



SEWER SYSTEM 




No. of sewer connections, 1903, 


23 


No. connected to date, 


390 


Sewer bonds, 


$115,000.00 


Cost of maintenance, 


$785.33 


Sinking funds, 


$42,991.01 



The Sewer System is practically the same as when our 
last report was made. No extensions to the street lines 
have been made, and only a few improvements to the general 
system, and very few repairs have been necessary. 

The flow of sewage has increased considerably with the 
extra connections made, but this has been disposed of with 
ease, and everything connected with the system has worked 
very satisfactorily. 

There appears to be some misapprehension in regard to 
benefits accuring to unoccupied lands abutting on streets 
where sewers are laid. True, there may be instances where 
the assessments on these lands may seem a burden, but it 
must be admitted that these lands are enhanced in value by 
being so situated, and any of this property sold will, or ought 
to, bring more than enough extra to offset the assessments. 
If we may judge by the urgent calls for both water and 
sewer from settlers on new streets not already so provided, 
these two blessings are appreciated and willingly paid for. 



If these lands are to be held and continue to be unoccupied 
and unimproved, the benefits derived may not be so easily 
determined. 



WATER SYSTEM 




Received for water rates, 


$11,563.79 


Maintenance account, 


7,389.44 


Applications received, 1903, 


24 


Services put in, 1903, 


24 


Services now in use, 


958 


No. of meters, 


722 


Bonds outstanding, 


$159,000.00 


Cost of construction, 1903, 


82,102.19 


Cost of system, 


$239,188.66 


No. of hydrants, 


218 


No. of drinking fountains, 


7 


Sinking funds, 


112,795.24 



There were laid during the year 2556.8 feet of 6 inch 
pipe, as follows : 299 feet on the Locke estate, 1584 feet on 
Pine street, 397 feet on Avon street, and 276.8 feet for 
Smith & Dove. The system now contains over thirty miles 
of pipe. 

The street lines have not required very many extra re- 
pairs or heavy expenditures and are all in good condition. 
Several service pipes have been replaced with new ones and 
no doubt this part of the work will require more attention 
in the future than formerly, but, fortunately, the extra ex- 
pense will not be great. 

The water has been exceptionally good and the amount in 
the pond has been very uniform, and as a matter of fact this 
is a peculiarity of our supply source, it varies but little 
whether it is a wet or dry season. The late fall and early 
winter affected many supply sources very seriously, yet ours 
has remained in about its normal condition, with plenty for 
all requirements and to spare. 



The coal shed at the station will require some repairs 
and a general fixing up before another large lot of coal is 
put in. It is hard to tell what this will cost, but it probably 
can be done without great expense, so that it will be all 
right for some time. 

A small ice house has been built for the use of the 
engineer, taking the place of a temporary one, located near 
the coal shed. 

While the conditions as they exist in regard to the effect 
of electricity on the water pipes may not be as bad as in 
some other places, it is serious enough to cause anxiety for 
the safety of our system in this town. 

Last spring our attention was called to the effect of elec- 
trolyses of several service pipes, and the bad effect on some 
street lines, and we deemed it of sufficient importance to 
employ an expert in this business to test and ascertain, if 
possible, the true condition of the pipes that seemed to be the 
most liable to injury from this source. I submit his report 
for your consideration. 

Methuen, Mass., June 1st, 1903. 
Board of Public Works, Andover, Mass : 

Gentlemen : — In compliance with the request of your 
superintendent, I herewith submit report showing test read- 
ings, relating to electrolysis of your water main, which were 
made on May 19, 20, 21. These tests were made by the 
writer, assisted by your superintendent, who is familiar with 
the conditions as found, and can without doubt give you 
further enlightenment on any point not fully set forth in this 
report. 

The conditions in general are not extremely bad, but are 
sufficiently so as to cause a general deterioration of your 
pipe lines, especially at points where the mains are in very 
wet ground and the earth salts are favorable to electrolysis. 
While breaks in the mains may not occur at present from 



6 

this cause, they are sure to develop at some future time, de- 
pending on the different controlling factors. 

The cause of the railway current leaving the rails and 
following the pipe mains is insufficient conductivity in the 
rails whereby the current is returned to the power house. 
There are several reasons for the lack of conductivity, but 
there is a way to overcome the difficulty if the street railway 
officials care to expend a sufficient sum and arrange a low 
resistance path for the return current. 

The following is a report of the test made : — 

Dead end of water main, south end of Main street, highest 
potential 10 volts, 6 amperes, current rail to pipe ; reverse 
1.5 volts, 1 .5 amperes. 

Hydrant, Salem and Main streets ; rail to pipe 3.4 volts, 
4.0 amperes ; reverse 1.5 volts, 5 amperes. 

Punchard avenue and Main street ; pipe to rail 2.5 volts, 
4.5 amperes, also between hydrants parallel with rail (500 
ft.) 1.5 volts. 

Hydrant, north side of Arch bridge ; rail to pipe 5 volts, 
7 amperes. South side of same bridge ; rail to pipe 6 volts, 
5 amperes. 

Hydrant, dead end of Union street ; pipe to rail 3 volts, 1 
ampere. (Through 350 ft. No. 18 wire.) 

Hydrant, corner Main and Union streets ; rail to pipe 6 
volts, 6 amperes ; reverse, 3 volts, 2 amperes. 

First hydrant on Haverhill street ; rail to pipe 1 volts, 3 
amperes. 

Hydrant, Elm Square, reverse fluctuations very marked, 
pipe to rail 4 volts, 3 amperes ; reverse 3.5 volts, 5 amperes. 

Arch bridge, between hydrants (500 ft.) 3 volts, 4 am- 
peres. Between 500 ft. rail 1.3 volts, measured through No. 
18 wire. 

May 21st, opened main pipe on Arch bridge and inserted 
testing instruments in circuit with both ends of pipe ; noted a 
potential of 2.5 volts and a current of 2 amperes, same 
going in direction of Lawrence. 



The above were the main tests and are sufficient to show 
the average conditions in your town. 

Wherever current leaves the pipe, it will corrode a 
certain weight of iron, the amount corroded depending on 
the number of amperes flowing ; as the tests show that 
current is flowing along the pipes, it is absolutely certain 
that it cannot leave same unless electrolysis takes place at 
point of leaving. 

I believe this report will give you a sufficiently clear un- 
derstanding of the matter, so that your Board may take 
whatever course it sees fit in the future. 

Very respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) RICHARD P. OSGOOD. 

This report has been laid before the Board of Selectmen, 
who will no doubt take proper measures to have this very 
serious menace to the safety and well-being of our water 
pipes remedied. 

Very respectfully, 

JOHN L. SMITH ^ 

FELIX G. HAYNES Board of 

JOHN W. BELL 

LEWIS T. HARDY Public Works 

JAMES C. SAWYER 



8 
SINKING FUNDS 

The report of Sinking Fund Commissioners is as follows : 

Water Loans* Issue of \ 900 

To redeem bonds Nos. 151 to 160 inclusive. 

To balance Jan., 1903, $4033 61 

Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 

Received interest Lowell Institution for Savings, 19 16 
Received interest City Institution for Savings, 

Lowell, 24 63 

Received interest Essex Savings Bank, 42 02 

Received interest Merrimac River Savings Bank, 20 97 

Received interest Andover Savings Bank, 56 12 

$4346 51 
Invested as follows: 

Deposited in Lowell Institution for 

Savings, $ 530 43 

Deposited in City Institution for Sav- 
ings, Lowell, 641 24 

Deposited in Essex Savings Bank, 1082 63 

Deposited in Merrimac River Sav- 
ings Bank, 646 64 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 1445 57 



$4346 51 



Issue of \ 892 
To redeem bonds Nos. 161 to 170 inclusive. 
To balance Jan., 1903, 

Received from Town of Andover, 

Received interest Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, 

Received interest Broadway Savings Bank, 

Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Lowell Five Cent Sav- 
ings Bank, $1206 43 
Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank, 1375 15 



$2336 80 


150 00 


41 40 


53 38 



$2581 58 



$2581 58 



9 

Issue of i 893 

To redeem bonds Nos. 171 to 180 inclusive. 



To balance Jan., 1903, 




$1914 27 


Received from Town of Andover, 




150 00 


Received interest Central Savings Bank, Lowell, 


37 89 


Received interest Andover Savings Bank, 




40 04 

$2142 20 


Invested as follows : 






Deposited in Central Savings Bank, $1110 32 




Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 1031 


88 


$2142 20 


Issue of i 895 






To redeem bonds Nos. 181 to 195 inclusive. 






To balance Jan., 1903, 




$2388 79 


Received from Town of Andover, 




225 00 


Beceived interest Merrimac River Savings Bank, 


10 99 


Received interest Lowell Savings Bank, 




41 28 


Received interest Haverhill Savings Bank, 




40 29 


• 




$2706 35 


Invested as follows : 






Deposited in Merrimac River Sav- 






ings Bank, $ 460 


99 




Deposited in Lawrence Savings Bank, 1063 


39 




Deposited in Haverhill Savings Bank, 1181 


97 


$2706 35 


Issue of \ 898 




To redeem bonds Nos. 196 to 200 inclusive. 






To balance Jan., 1903, 




$907 77 


Received from Town of Andover, 




75 00 


Received interest Mechanics Savings Bank, 




35 83 
$1018'60 


Invested as follows : 






Deposited in Mechanics Savings Bank, $1018 


60 


$1018 60 


Total Water Loans, $12795 24 



10 

Sewer Loan 

To Balance Jan., 1903, $46696 78 
Received from Town of Andover Sewer Assess- 
ments, 5006 81 
Received from Town of Andover Interest on 

Bonds, 242 50 

Received from Andover National Bank Interest, 1025 32 

Received from Salem Savings Bank Interest, 34 95 
Received Discount on Five (5) Sewer Bonds 

purchased, 25 00 

$53031 36 

CREDIT 

By Bonds redeemed Nos. 1 

to 10 inclusive, $10000 00 

By Accrued interest paid 

on Bonds purchased, 40 35 

$10040 35 



Total Sewer Loan Fund, $42,991 01 

Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Andover National Bank, $30965 43 
Deposited in Salem Savings Bank, 1,025 58 
Eleven (11) Andover Sewer Bonds, 11,000 00 

~~ $42991 01 



JOHN L. SMITH, ^ 
LEWIS T. HARDY, 
JAMES C. SAWYER, > 
JOBN W. BELL, 
FELIX G. HAYNES, 



Sinking Fund 
Commissioners. 



Approved January 28, 1904. 

GEORGE A. HIGGINS, ) 
CHARLES B. JENKINS, )■ Auditors. 
NESBIT G. GLEASON, ) 



FINANCIAL REPORT 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



Maintenance 



John E. Smith, salary, $1284 17 

Curran & Burton, coal, 1238 48 

Geo. W. Spickler, engineer, 848 03 

Geo. E. Hussey, salary, 514 86 

Geo. Mander, care of filter beds, 638 25 

Fred A. Andrews, clerk and rodman, 512 67 

Geo. Guthrie, foreman, 647 62 

William Harnady, teamster, 351 32 

John Guthrie, foreman, 268 25 
Wright Stafford & Son, repairs on boiler, 340 58 

Geo. E. Smith, labor, 246 75 

Boston & Maine R. R. Co., freight, 203 25 

Smith & Manning, oil, grain, etc., 163 92 

Joseph Bourdelais, teaming, 105 67 

H. F. Macomber & Co., oil, 104 32 

Nightingale & Childs, covering boiler, 99 45 

Andover Press, books and printing, 91 60 

Arthur Bliss, postage, 83 00 

M. F. D'Arcy, hay, 68 89 

John Schofield, labor, 62 99 

Mrs. Frank Williamson, hay, 43 10 

Rensselaer Manfg. Co., hydrant, 41 90 
Treat Hardware & Supply Co., hardware, 37 70 

Hecla Powder Co., dynamite, 32 32 
Morrison & O'Connell, blacksmith work, 28 15 

Henry McLawlin, hardware, 27 32 

Amount carried forward, $8084 56 



$8084 66 


27 22 


26 


65 


24 


05 


21 


52 


20 00 


17 


49 


17 


28 


15 


85 



12 

Amount carried forward, 
Lotta Celestino, labor, 
F. W. Foster Mfg. Co., grate bars, 
Neptune Meter Co., parts of meters, 
Hardy & Cole, carpenter work, 
Richard P. Osgood, electrical survey, 
Geo. E. Pedlar, repairs on telephones, 
Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 
James Minehen, labor, 
A. M. Colby, painting and repairs on 

harnesses, 15 85 

The Greenwood & Daggett Co., packing 

and polish, 
Geo. A. Higgins & Co., stationery, 
F. J. Dibble, record sheets, 
F. E. Gleason, coal and wood, 
N. E. T. & T. Co., tolls, 
Andrew Hurley, labor, 
National Meter Co., parts of meters, 
The Deane Steam Pump Co., pump 

valves ana" valve rod, 
Samuel Smith, bolts, 
Garlock Packing Co., packing, 
A. W. Chesterton, packing, 
W. F. Rutter & Co., pipe fittings, 
Frank Maccocia, labor, 
The Lubron Mfg. Co., packing, 
Lawrence Brun, labor, 
Harold L. Bond & Co., steel, 
Franc Ronca, labor, 
Frank H. Hardy, brushes, 
Dr. A. W. Baker, filing horses' teeth, 
American Express Co., 
Joseph Brun. labor, 
Hersey Manfg. Co., parts of meters, 

Amount carried forward, $8443 14 



14 51 


10 64 


13 50 


10 60 


9 86 


9 87 


9 15 


8 44 


8 25 


8 03 


8 30 


8 78 


7 91 


7 97 


5 10 


5 35 


5 22 


5 00 


4 00 


4 65 


4 35 


3 24 



13 



Amowrd brought forward, 


$8443 13 


Thomson Meter Co., parts of meters, 


3 


84 


Frank E. Dodge, repairs on furnace, 


3 


82 


E. M. & W. A. Allen, prescriptions, 


2 95 


John Reiley, labor, 


2 


43 


Rossetti Vingenzo, labor, 


2 82 


The Sumner & Goodwin Co., pipe fitting 


;s, 2 40 


Geo. F. Talbot, polish, 


1 


50 


Fire & Water, 


1 


50 


W. H. Gibson, 


1 


05 


Fred Byrom, brass castings, 


1 


50 


J. E. Whiting, cleaning clock, 


1 


25 


E. C. Pike, pipe fittings, 


1 


38 


Merrimack Iron Foundry, iron castings, 


1 


20 


Tuttle's Express, 


1 


60 


Mrs. E. Lawrence, scrubbing, 




50 


Geo. I. Rhodes, draughtsman, 




89 


Lawrence Gas Co., mantle, 




40 


Chas. Mayer, repairs on harness, 




35 




;e 


$8474 52 


Credit to Maintcnanc 




Service Pipe, use of teams, 


$50 00 


Pipe Distribution, use of teams, 


25 00 


Sewer Department, use of teams, 


30 


00 


On and off water, 


47 


30 


Repairs on meters, 


20 


39 


Geo. E. Hussey, coal, 


29 


96 


Andover Park Commissioners, survey 






and plan, 


65 53 


Clearing Pipes, 


10 


51 


Street Department, surveys, 


8 


93 


William Harnady, coal, 


6 


71 


A. P. Richardson, loam, 


2 


25 


Amount carried forward, 


$296 


58 



14 

Amount brought forward, $296 48 

Tree Warden, labor, 1 38 

L. F. Hitchcock, labor, 89 

Lawrence Gas Co., sketch, 50 

Jos. Bourdelais, coal, 40 



$299 75 



Net cost of Maintenance, Water Dept. $7389 44 
Net cost of Maintenance, Sewer Dept. 785 33 



15 



WATER DEPARTMENT 



Receipts 



Water Rates, 



$11563 79 



205 69 



Various parties, service pipe and meters, 1667 45 

Smith & Dove Manfg. Co., pipe and laying, 397 83 

Street Bounds, surveys, plans, and cler- 
ical work, 

Estate of Samuel B. Locke, pipe and 
laying, 

Loring N. Farnum, pipe, 

North Andover Water Works, pipe, 

Wm. F. Rutter & Co., pipe, 

Sewer Department, use of teams, 

Off and on water, 

Repairs on meters, 

Geo. E. Hussey, coal, 

Cleaning pipes, 

Park Commissioners, survey and plan, 

Chadwick Boston Lead Co., reels returned 

Ballard Yale Mills, rock excavation, 

Various parties, dynamite, 

Builders' Iron Foundry, rebate, 

Street Department, surveys, 

Wm. Harnady, coal, 

A. P. Richardson, loam, 

Tree Warden, labor, 

L. F. Hitchcock, labor, 

Jos. Bourdelais, coal, 

Lawrence Gas Co., sketch, 



102 40 


100 


35 


71 


39 


82 


18 


30 


00 


47 


30 


20 


39 


29 


96 


10 


51 


65 


53 


ned, 11 


61 


28 71 


12 18 


4 


05 


8 93 


6 


71 


2 


25 


1 


38 




89 




40 




50 




$14472 38 



Credits 




Paid Geo. A. Parker, treasurer, 




Water Rates, 


$11563 79 


Pipe Account, 


2908 59 




$14472 38 


Approved January 28, 1904. 




GEORGE A. 


HIGGINS, ) 


CHARLES B 


. JENKINS, Y Auditors. 


NESBIT G. GLEASON, ) 


Pipe Distribution 




William V. Briggs, pipe, 


989 47 


John Guthrie, foreman, 


150 40 


Chad wick Boston Lead Co., pig lead, 


104 41 


Boston & Maine R. R. Co., freight, 


147 99 


Frank Maccocia, labor, 


100 38 


John E. Smith, salary, 


30 11 


Geo. E. Hussey, salary, 


96 00 


John Schofield, labor, 


84 75 


Lotta Celestino, labor, 


96 16 


Rensselaer Manfg. Co., valves and hydrants, 91 45 


Franc Ronca, labor, 


86 87 


North Andover Water Works, pipe, 


81 20 


Rosetti Vingenzo, labor, 


77 68 


John Reiley, labor, 


56 20 


Andrew Hurley, labor, 


58 69 


Wm. Harnady, teamster, 


55 85 


Builders' Iron Foundry, specials, 


44 07 


Lawrence Brun, labor, 


39 63 


W. F. Rutter & Co., specials, 


38 59 


Joseph Brun, labor, 


35 m 


James Minihen, labor, 


25 28 


Joseph Bourdelais, blasting logs, 


10 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$2500 84 



17 



Amount brought forward, 


$2500 84 


B. F. Holt, repairs on harness, 


10 00 


Smitli and Manning, dynamite, 


8 96 


Harold L. Bond & Co., jute packing, 


8 12 


A. P. Richardson, teaming, 


8 50 


Geo. W. Davidson, labor, 


7 38 


Dr. J. P. Torrey, attendance, 


7 00 


Use of Teams, 


y 25 00 


D. Michilini, procuring laborers, 


4 48 


Lawrence Gas Co., coke, 


6 25 


Morrison & O'Connell, steel, 


2 16 


Dr. C. H. Shattuck, prescriptions, 


1 70 


The Sumner & Goodwin Co., valve boxes, 10 41 


Hecla Powder Co., fuzes, 


1 69 


Henry McLawlin, pail, 


35 


T. A. Holt & Co., oatmeal, 


20 




$2603 04 


Credit to Pipe Distribution 


Smith & Dove Manfg. Co., pipe and 




laying, 


$397 83 


Estate of S. B. Locke, pipe and laying, 


102 40 


L. N. Farnum, pipe, 


100 35 


W. F. Rutter & Co., pipe, 


82 18 


North Andover Water Works, pipe and 




specials, 


71 39 


Ballard Yale Mills, rock excavation, 


28 71 


Various parties, dynamite, 


12 18 


Builders' Iron Foundry, rebate, 


4 05 




$799 09 


Service Pipe 




The Sumner & Goodwin Co., pipe and 




fittings, 


$394 95 


John E. Smith, salary, 


168 00 



Amount carried forward, $562 95 



18 



Amount brought forward, 


$562 95 


Geo. E. Hussey, salary, 


129 18 


Neptune Meter Co., meters, 


210 40 


John Guthrie, foreman, 


108 77 


John Schofield, labor, 


1 92 38 


Wm. Harnady, teamster, 


76 14 


Chadwick Boston Lead Co., lead pipe, 


65 44 


Lotta Celestino, labor, 


53 09 


Geo. Guthrie, foreman, 


52 01 


Use of teams, 


50 00 


The Geo. E. Gilchrist Co., pipe and 




fittings, 


44 36 


The National Meter Co., meters, 


42 00 


Frank Maccocia, labor, 


35 95 


Andrew Hurley, labor. 


29 93 


Franc Ronca, labor, 


26 86 


Hardy & Cole, meter boxes, 


26 00 


W. F. Rutter, pipe fittings, 


23 04 


Boston & Maine R. R. Co., freight, 


8 65 


Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co., fittings, 


6 24 


Rossetti Vingenzo, labor, 


18 28 


E. C. Pike, fittings, 


14 40 


John Reiley, labor, 


6 03 


Harold L. Bond & Co., steel, 


5 60 


American Express Co., 


3 15 


James Minihen, labor, 


3 50 


Tuttle's Express, 


2 70 


Richards & Co., solder, 


1 95 


Wm. Lawson, use of service pipe, 


1 50 


Walworth Manfg. Co., fittings, 


1 00 


Morrison & O'Connell, rod and wrench, 


75 


E. M. & W. A. Allen, acid, 


10 




$1702 35 



19 

Credit to Service Pipe. 

Various parties,1 ■ service pipes and 

meters, $1667 45 

Chad wick Boston Lead Co., reels re- 
turned, 11 61 

$1679 06 



Construction Expenses 

John E. Smith, salary, 

Geo. I. Rhodes, draughtsman, 

Fred A. AndreVs, rodman, 

Frost & Adams, paper, 

Treat Hardware & Supply Co., steel tape, 

Geo. A. Higging, drawing ink and pencils 

Henry McLawlin, chalk, 

Eyelet Tool Co., tape rivets, 



Credit to Construction Expenses 
Survey plans and clerical work on street 



$150 00 


148 22 


» 24 58 


8 63 


pe, 6 50 


Is, 1 40 


55 


40 



$340 28 



lines, 


$205 69 








$205 69 


Tools 




Geo. Saunders, lanterns, 


$8 00 




Treat Hardware & Supply Co., small 






tools, 


7 16 




John H. Leonard, hydrant wrench, 


5 00 




Smith $ Manning, lanterns, 


5 00 




W. F. Rutter & Co., dies, 


2 90 




A. A. Hunt, pipe wrenches, 


2 50 





$30 56 



.20 

Water and Land Damages 

Hardy Bros., right of way, 8100 00 

A. R. Sanborn, copies of deeds, 

Office Fixtures 
Lawrence Gas Co., gas heater, 



Telephone 



Geo. E. Pedler, 



1 05 






$101 05 


$5 10 


$5 10 


$2 65 






$2 65 



Summary of Approved Bills 



Maintenance, 


17689 19 


Pipe Distribution, 


2578 04 


Service Pipe, 


1652 35 


Construction Expenses, 


340 28 


Water and Land Damages, 


101 05 


Tools, 


30 56 


Office Fixtures, 


5 10 


Telephone, 


2 65 



$12399 22 



Cost of Construction 



Office Fixtures, 


$ 549 00 


Reservoir, 


11074 59 


Buildings at Pumping Station, 


9433 69 


Coal Shed, 


806 97 


Pipe Distribution, 


157119 36 


Service Pipe, 


13779 00 


Construction- Expenses, 


7450 16 


Amount carried forward, 


$200212 77 



21 



Amount brought forward, 


$200212 77 


Suction Pipe, 


1309 46 


Grading Land, 


1739 12 


Pumping Plant, 


26883 37 


Tools, 


1912 30 


Teams, 


693 65 


Work Shop, 


1271 88 


Water and Land Damages, 


4294 74 


Telephone, 


124 62 


Telemeter, 


696 75 




$239138 Q6 



22 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 



House Connections 

Portland Stoneware Co., vitrified pipe, 

John Guthrie, foreman, 

The Sumner & Goodwin Co., soil pipe, 

John E. Smith, salary, 

Geo. B. Hussey, salary, 

Harold L. Bond & Co., dynamite, 

Smitli & Manning, cheese cloth, 

Wm. Harnady, teamster, 

Boston & Maine R. R. Co., freight, 

John Schofield, labor, 

Lotta Celestino, labor, 

Lawrence Brun, labor, 

Joseph Brun, labor, 

Frank Maccocia, labor, 

Franc Ronca, labor, 

Rosetti Vingenzo, labor, 

John Reiley, labor, 

James Minihen, labor, 

Thos. Hoey Manfg. Co., soil pipe, 

H. W. Cunningham, repairing concrete. 

Water Department, use of teams, 

Andrew Hurley, labor, 

John Marooney, labor, 

John Madden, labor, 

F. G. Haynes & Co., nails, 

Geo. W. Davidson, labor, 

E. C. Pike, fittings, 

Geo. Saunders, fittings, 

Henry McLawlin, line, 



$172 


50 


91 


99 


69 


65 


18 


00 


60 


00 


11 


50 


11 


30 


50 


72 


17 


58 


41 


76 


52 


92 


12 


73 


11 82 


21 


56 


22 


34 


- 23 


53 


12 93 


10 


60 


28 


00 


21 


00 


25 


00 


6 


28 


6 


03 


4 47 


3 50 


2 


33 




92 




85 




25 



$812 06 



23 

Pump Houses and Pumps 
John E. Smith, salary, $124 00 



Geo. I. Rhodes, draughtsman, 


24 00 






Geo. Guthrie, 


12 25 






W. P. Rutter & Co., foot valve, 


16 12 






Water Department, use of teams, 


5 00 






Fred Byrom, brass castings, 


3 43 






John Reiley, labor, 


3 50 






Wm. Harnady, teamster, 


3 58 






John Schofield, labor, 


2 73 






Franc Ronca, labor, 


2 73 






John Guthrie, foreman, 


2 00 






Morrison & O'Connell, iron, 


1 45 






Frank Maccocia, labor, 


84 






Smith & Dove Manfg. Co., iron castings, 


60 










$202 


23 


Screen Chamber 






John Guthrie, foreman, 


$2 00 






John Schofield, labor, 


6 67 






Frank Maccocia, labor, 


5 87 






Wm. Harnady, teamster, 


1 17 


$15 








71 


Common Sewers 








Portland Stoneware Co., vitrified pipe, 


1185 17 






Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 


15 00 






L. N. Farnum, cement, 


10 00 


$210 








17 


Engineering 






John E. Smith, salary, 


$30 00 






Geo. I. Rhodes, draughtsman. 


14 00 


$44 








00 



24 

Tools 

Treat Hardware & Supply Co., small 



tools, 




$30 36 




John Guthrie, 




2 00 




Morrison & O'Connell, steel, 




75 






Damages 


- 


$33 11 


Land 




Smith & Manning, right of \ 


jray, 

E Approved 


$44 00 








$44 00 


Summary oi 


Bills 




Maintenance, 




$785 33 




Common Sewers, 




210 17 




House Connections, 




812 06 




Pump Houses and Pumps, 




202 23 




Engineering, 




44 00 




Tools, 




33 11 




Screen Chamber, 




15 71 




Land Damages, 




44 00 






< 


£2146 61 



25 



SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT 



To the Board of Public Works: 

During 1903, 2556.8 feet of six inch pipe was laid and 
five six-inch valves and three hydrants set, as follows : 

Estate of S. B. Locke, 299 feet of six-inch pipe, 1 valve. 

Avon street to Chestnut, 397 feet of six-inch pipe, 2. 
valves. 

Pine street from Summer, 1584 feet of six-inch pipe, 1 
valve, 2 hydrants. 

Smith & Dove Manfg. Co., 276.8 feet of six-inch pipe, 1 
valve, 1 hydrant. 

Total length of main pipe in service, 30.174 miles. 

Total number of public hydrants, 219. 

Twenty-four applications for service was received and 24 
services laid. 

Total number of applications to date, 984. 

Total number of services in use, 958. 

The following list shows number, size, and style of service 
pipes in use. 



1 


Kind, 


Cement Lead 
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Tarred. 


Lead. 
Inch. 


Cast- 
Iron. 


Total. 


u 

a 

a 


Sizes 

No. of Services, 
Owned by Town, 
Owned by Individ. 


3. l, U 

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1.1. u 

&21n. 

22 

484.8 
1093.8 


2&2$ 
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2 

20.7 
1214.0 


4 Inch. 


24 
505.5 
2307.8 


Total for 1903, 




1578.6 


1234.7 






2813.8 


Previously 
; Reported, 


No. of Services, 
Length in feet, 


642 

47582.3 


274 
18611.4 


9 
1530.9 


6 
817.0 


3 
738 2 


934 

69279.8 


Total Jan. 
1904, 


No. of Services, 
Length in feet, 


642 
47582.3 


296 
20190.0 


19 

2765.6 


6 

817.0 


3 

738.2 


958 
72093. 1 



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continued. 

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27 

The raising of the bridge on Stevens street necessitated a 
change of the six-inch pipe at that point. It was taken off 
the bridge floor and relaid on the outside girder on the 
north side of the bridge. 

A systematic examination of the main pipes has been 
made. A number of hidden leaks were discovered and re- 
paired, materially decreasing the consumption of water. 
Complaints of lack of pressure have been numerous. Every 
complaint has been investigated. In many cases the trouble 
has been in the interior pipes and fixtures. Where there 
has been stoppage in the service pipe, the pipe has been 
cleaned or a new service put in. 

The sills and floor of the coal shed have rotted away and 
the dumping platform is in a dangerous condition. Tem- 
porary repairs at least will be required before any large 
amount of coal can be put in. 

Sewers 

There was no call for common sewers during 1903. 

Twenty-three applications for house connections were re- 
ceived and 23 connections laid. 

Length of connections laid during 1903, 1204 feet. 

Total length of house connections in service, 25163 feet. 

Total number of applications received, 408. 

Total number of connections in service, 390. 

The operation of the sewer system has caused very little 
trouble. Complaints were received early i:i the year of 
noise occasioned by the motor pumps on the low level 
systems. This trouble has been remedied. 

The removal of sludge from the settling tank at t the filtra- 
tion area becomes necessary at such short intervals as to 
fully tax the capacity of the sludge during continued wet 
weather. The filter beds are ample in area for a long time 
to come, but the discharging of sludge on them would 
seriously diminish their capacity and increase the cost of 



28 

their maintenance. I therefore recommend that the ques- 
tion of constructing an additional sludge bed receive your 
consideration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN E. SMITH. 

Andoveb, Mass., Feb. 2nd, 1904.